During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) were just two of many Federal programs, that, along with state programs, brought work to Arizonans. Although the programs were not without problems, they remained in place until World War II.
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Use the document analysis sheet and the photograph analysis sheet to uncover clues about the people that created the documents.
- Letter from Robert Fechner to Governor Moeur, February 26, 1935
- Letter from Carl Hayden to Governor Moeur, March 23, 1936
- Letter from W. J. Jamieson to Byron F. Hunter, May 2, 1936
- Letter from Frank McCoy to Governor Moeur, July 15, 1933
- Letter from Governor Moeur to President Roosevelt, July 19, 1935
- Letter from Walter Norris to Governor Moeur, April 25, 1935
- Letter from L. W. Phillips to Governor Moeur, August 10, 1936
- Telegram from Governor Moeur to Senator Hayden, Senator Ashurst, and Representative Greenway re: closing of CCC camps, March 16 1936
- Letter from Horace Smith, Oracle Welfare Association Secretary, To Governor Moeur, re: building winter CCC camp in Oracle, September 13, 1933
- Letter from H. R. Wood, Chairman Yavapai Chamber of Commerce, to Governor Moeur re: requesting CCC Labor for Twig Blight issue, September 1, 1933
- What work did the CCC do? What work did the WPA do?
- Many projects undertaken by the WPA and CCC were marked with the programs' initials. Visit parks and look at walls and public sidewalks in your community. Were any built by the WPA or CCC?
- Who created the documents linked above? What were their biases?
- What were the strengths and weaknesses of the CCC and WPA? If you needed to create a program to put Americans in need to work, how would you do it?
Visit the websites below to learn more. Based on this new information, have your answers to the questions above changed?