Civilian Conservation Corps & Great Depression – History

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Conservation, Civilian, Corps, History, Social, Bonus Army – American History

The key terms in this History course include History, Social, Men, American, Bonus, Army, Block, Civil, Civilian Conservation Corps, American history.


Civilian Conservation Corps When

1933 – 1942


Civilian Conservation Corps Why

It provided work, ideally, for young men who needed to take care of relief families during the Great Depression


Civilian Conservation Corps How

provided unskilled manual labor jobs in conservation and reforestation to 25,000 young men


Civilian Conservation Corps So What

This was one of the New Deal programs that was a job placement program rather than a monetary handout system


Dust Bowl” How

Winds and poor farming practices allowed for loose dirt to scatter across plains and wipe out many farmers chance for healthy vegetation


“Dust Bowl” Why

Severe drought and unusually high temperatures


“Dust Bowl” So What

Major factor leading to the Great Depression


Bonus Army What

March that had veterans, families and related groups demanding an immediate cash purchase of their service certificates. Each certificate that was issued bore face value equal to the soldier’s promised payment plus compound interest.


Bonus Army When

Spring and Summer of 1932


Bonus Army How

Marched to capital and set up camps near there

Bonus Army Why

Struggling during the depression and needed relief because many were unemployed. Certificates weren’t redeemable until 1945.


Bonus Army so What

This was part of the rising discontent of Americans during the depression. “We were heroes in 1917 but we’re bums now” was a saying that summed up the need for these soldiers to get aid. Significant because this turned into chaos when shots were fired, and shelters and belongings were burned at the campsite.


Civilian Conservation Corps What

Work relief program for unemployed, unmarried men ages 17-23


Civilian Conservation Corps Why

It provided work, ideally, for young men who needed to take care of relief families during the Great Depression


Civilian Conservation Corps How

provided unskilled manual labor jobs in conservation and reforestation to 25,000 young men


Civilian Conservation Corps So What

This was one of the New Deal programs that was a job placement program rather than a monetary handout system


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