The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Season 1 Episode 5

Great Nature (1933-1945)


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The Great Depression proves to have an unexpected benefit for the National Parks as Franklin Roosevelt's Civilian Conservations Corps makes substantial improvements to the park system. The National Park Service begins to emphasize ecosystem preservation, something that drives the creation of Florida's Everglades National Park.
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Documentary, Science


wildlife habitat, life in the outdoors, cultural institutions, educational goals, History