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Civilian Conservation Corps

public work relief program
CCC camps in Michigan; the tents were soon changed to barracks by Army employers for the workers.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was started by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression. The CCC gave young men jobs such as fighting forest fires, digging ditches, and planting trees. The CCC paid these men about thirty dollars a month. At first, it was planned to get men out of the cities, but more men came from small towns and rural areas.

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