Peace Corps beginning

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By Anonymous ( - on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 5:01 pm: Edit Post

I thought the Peace Corps was during World War II. Is that not correct? If not, when did it actually begin?

By Admin1 (admin) ( - on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 5:06 pm: Edit Post

It was founded in 1961.

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By Anonymous ( - on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 12:53 pm: Edit Post

The idea wa from Congressman Reuss from Wisconson and Peace Corps was founded by Senator Humphrey of Minnesota-Foreign Relations Committee-(I got immediately this was the birthing place)-Senate Bill S 3675.

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By Anonymous ( - on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 8:21 pm: Edit Post

June 1960.

By David Briggs ( - on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 11:02 pm: Edit Post

What is the realtionship bewteen the Peace Corps and the CCC project called Camp William James?

By Anonymous ( on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 12:30 pm: Edit Post

I did some research and Camp William James was CCC Volunteer Service experiment in 1940 supported by Roosevelt. It emphasized 'Democratic' diversity, much like the Peace Corps does today. You can find more information at The James F. Justin CCC Museum.

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