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Making Conservation Work

To combat the staggering unemployment of the Great Depression and preserve the nation’s natural resources, Congress created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933. Before its demise in 1942, the CCC employed more than three million young men on conservation projects in every state. The CCC was one of the most popular programs of the New Deal.

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