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Social Security

Congress passed the Social Security Act to provide for the elderly, the unemployed, dependent children, and the disabled through taxes on workers and employers. The legislation, created during the Great Depression, addressed the concerns of popular grassroots movements that advocated for federal old-age pensions and relief for those without jobs.

1 Image Letter from A.E. Bosley in support of a social security program,... View All Images
1 Image A Monthly Check to You for the Rest of Your Life…Beginning When You... View All Images