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President Roosevelt's early New Deal programs

Which of President Roosevelt's early New Deal programs to aid in the country's recovery from the Great Depression illustrate his willingness to experiment with bold, innovative ideas? Which of his actions show his hesitation and connection to traditional values?

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As you examine early New Deal programs, the topic is vast. However, you might emphasize one of his most effective programs, The Civil Conservation Corps (CCC). I find his concept bold because he was effective by "sending 3 million single men from age 17 to 23 to the nations' forests to work. Living in camps in the forests, the men dug ditches, built reservoirs and planted trees. The men, all volunteers, were paid $30 a month, with two thirds being sent home" (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dustbowl/peopleevents/pandeAMEX09.html).

As you look at another program, you might discuss The Works Progress Administration (WPA). Because it "would employ more than 8.5 million people to build bridges, roads, public buildings, parks and airports" ...

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President Roosevelt's early New Deal programs are summarized.