U.S. Economic Depression and establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
United States USA Date:1933 Duration:3 min 16 sec Sound:Yes
A deserted factory building. Sign 'For Sale' on one of the Unemployed men on bread lines. Crowds gather as politicians and agitators hold outdoor rallies. Signs of various employment agencies over store fronts where men are gathered seeking work. Job seekers sitting on sidewalks outside possible workplaces. Men sleeping on lawn in public park. Police arrest agitators. President Franklin D Roosevelt speaks about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Copy of the bill (S.598) establishing the CCC. Newspaper headlines passage of "Labor Army Bill." Another reads: "House Votes Reforestation Plan to Give 250,000 Jobs..." Employment news in various newspapers and magazines. A man talks on phone. Men queued up, in 1935, to join the CCC. A woman stops to converse with some of them. CCC recruits, supervised by U.S. Army personnel, line up to receive clothing and equipment, before starting several weeks of Army boot camp. They board trucks and vans. The Army sets up a mess line on a sidewalk where recruits eat before boarding a large double-decker bus. Recruits wave from several other buses as they depart for their respective training camps. Audio is present in some brief portions only in the second half of the clip.
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