When Roosevelt Sent the Jobless Into the Woods

In late March 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt recommended creating a "civilian conservation corps" to create jobs and improve the nation's public lands. 

During the Great Depression, one challenge for the government was how to create jobs without competing with private enterprise. In late March 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt recommended creating a "civilian conservation corps to be used in simple work, not interfering with normal employment."

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