Government Responds to the Plight of the Young
Through the National Youth Administration and the Civilian Conservation
Corps, the federal government attempted to assist young people
and their families. Another important government innovation of
the 1930s was Aid to Dependent Children. For the first time, the
federal government provided financial assistance to families without
a wage earner.
George T. Nixon described
life in a CCC camp
the military during World War II, the programs of the CCC and
the National Youth Administration brought young people of diverse
ethnic backgrounds together, as C.W.
Kirkpatrick, a CCC enrollee, explains.
the same time that the federal government launched the CCC and
the National Youth Administration to assist unemployed youth,
Nazi German set up youth organizations of its own, designed
to indoctrinate the young in Nazi
Nazi German, some
young people embraced Hitler’s efforts to indoctrinate
the youth in extreme nationalistic principles.