Its during the Great Depression and both your parents
are out of work. There isnt a cent to spare for anything except food,
which there isnt much of. Youre finally old enough to get a
job, and youre more than willing to help your family get through this
terrible time. This is the only problem: there is no work. Then Franklin
Delano Roosevelt, the president at the time, creates the CCC boys and now
there is plenty of jobs open and a chance to send money home to your family!
Lets pretend you really were in this situation. What
would you do? Well, join the CCC, of course! Any job would be good enough
for me if I could send enough money home to let my younger siblings be able
to go to school each week. I might just eat my words it my assignment was
to evict someone from the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley. But if it
meant that family or mine...
This page was created by the Red Hill Elementary ThinkQuest 2001 Team.
This page was last updated on March 12, 2001.