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S. 1767, Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, “GI Bill of Rights”

The GI Bill provided millions of World War II veterans with numerous benefits, including funds for college and vocational education. Along with successor legislation extending benefits to veterans of other wars, it is considered one of the farthest-reaching acts of Congress in the 20th century.

Records of the U.S. Senate, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

S. 1767, Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, GI Bill of Rights

Educating Veterans, Preserving Their Stories

Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944, the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act—better known as the GI Bill of Rights—guaranteed World War II veterans funds for college education and vocational training, unemployment insurance, and home loans. In 2000, Congress authorized the Veterans History Project. Based at the Library of Congress, it collects and preserves the stories of Americans who served in modern foreign wars and those who supported military endeavors on the home front.