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Civilian Conservation Corps

It was part of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and was modeled after the Depression era’s Civilian Conservation Corps.
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  Depression era relief measure established to employ young unmarried men in projects such as planning trees, and maintaining forest roads and trails (1933-1942)
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  • It was part of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and was modeled after the Depression era’s Civilian Conservation Corps.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • We wanted to miss the part about Roosevelt and the CCC camps.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • In the evening the Imadas were assigned to Block 11, Barrack 4, and given a sixteen-by-twenty-foot room furnished with a bare lightbulb, a small Coleman oil heater, six CCC camp cots, six straw mattresses, and a dozen army blankets.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • He ended up in a similar brainstorm of the President’s, one that perfectly suited his energy and developing physique: the Civilian Conservation Corps.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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  • There was the CCC, draining swamps and planting trees in the distance, and on the road was this wanderer population without any special Jerusalem or Kiev in mind, or relics to kiss, or any idea of putting off sins, but only the hope their chances might be better in the next town.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The CCC was designed to wean young men off street corners by getting them involved in shoring up the nation’s natural environment.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • But the CCC had a greater function—one that did not fully reveal itself until America went to war.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Administered by the Army, the CCC introduced its recruits to camp life, to military discipline, to physical fitness, and to a sense of loyalty to comrades and to a cause.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The former French horn player, scholar, and good Catholic boy disappeared into the CCC in 1937 weighing 140 pounds and reemerged two years later a strapping 180, tanned and handsome.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Through the 1930’s, youthful CCC workers planted millions of trees across America; they released nearly a billion game fish into the country’s rivers and lakes; they built wildlife shelters, created camping grounds, and dug thousands of miles of canals for irrigation and transportation.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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  • He would have stayed on happily in the CCC, swinging an ax and hauling concrete under the great American sun, but the government denied his application for an extension: His father had by then found work a couple of days a week, and the family was no longer technically destitute.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Civilian Conservation Corps [7] , New Deal [7] , WPA [7] , Tennessee Valley Authority [9] , WPA [7]
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