The New Deal:
After taking office in 1933, F.D.R. created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to "conserve our precious natural resources." In its nine years, the CCC employed more than 3 million men, who planted trees and fought forest fires.
Today. The CCC became the model for many existing state conservation corps as well as the Interior Department's new 21st Century Youth Conservation Corps.
By Eric Dodds and Rebecca Kaplan