CONGRESS: End of CCC

The House guillotined a Roosevelt pet: the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Conceived in the President's First Inaugural Address, and born in April 1933, CCC had one of the best records of all New Deal hopefuls. From city and farm the Corps rescued thousands of jobless youths. During its busiest month in 1935, it housed as many as 505,782 boys in more than 2,000 camps throughout the nation. Up & down the land, CCCers built roads, carved trails, cleared parks, reforested, learned crafts, fought fires. The most rabid opponents of New Deal spending admitted that...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!