# What did FDR set aside 12 million acres of land for?

Apr 2, 2018

National parks.

#### Explanation:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt loved the outdoors from his childhood, so when he became the president, he used his position to better the outdoors of America.

One of the biggest thing that FDR did was to start the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which answered two pressing questions in his era: unemployment and preserving the environment. The CCC did many conservation acts including: planting trees, preserving artifacts and improving wildlife habitats.

Starting in 1933, FDR broadened the job description of the National Park Service, giving it control over not only "parks and monuments but also national cemeteries, national memorials, and national military parks." FDR is credited to adding over a quarter of the 411 National Park Service areas that we see today.

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{xxxx}}$"There is nothing so American as our national parks."

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{xxxxxxxxxxxxxx}}$-Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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