DId you know our towns state forest was a product of The New Deal? Our beautiful forest would not be this way if it wasn't for the young men who performed this conservation work. The government took unemployed men from cities to work in these forests as a way to give them a job. I think it was a win-win situation. The men got money and we got this beautiful land. How cool!
Thats a very unique way to give some a job! I admire their work and am thankful to have a place to explore and play with my friends.
Grandpa, why are we on the side of the road?
Because even things as simple as a road, were lasting products of the New Deal! The WPA repaved and fixed this road many years ago. They provided recovery to our town after a tornado ruined it during the dust bowl! Not only did they provide recovery, but they paid and employed many people to do these tasks like the CCC! Isn't it awesome how everyday places are prominent US history?
Thanks for teaching me about The New Deal grandpa! I learned some really cool facts, FDR and New Deal programs, and the 3 R's! I had a fun time today!
I am so glad you had fun! The New Deal programs we talked about earlier employed 15.5 million people at the end of the depression! The immense amount of pride I felt for our country is indescribable. I am so satisfied with how far we have come. I think its also important to mention how greatly The New Deal impacted minority groups. Native Americans gained US citizenship, and African American kids got to attend school. It doesn't seem like a lot, but without the New Deal those simple seeming things probably wouldnt even exist!Lots of things still aren't perfect, and we have a long way to go, but I can count on the future generations to keep the legacy of The New Deal alive!