Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Civilian Conservation Corps

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During the Great Depression Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps or the CCC to help the nation reduce its poverty/unemployment rate from the Great Depression. To work for the CCC it was required that they had to be male, unemployed, and a United States citizen. As these men embarked on their new journey to preserve the nation’s natural resources they became more powerful than anyone knew. During a couple of months working for the CCC whites and blacks worked together but, after that even the CCC was segregated like the rest of the nation.
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