Today – August 14

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Today’s Memorable U. S. Event

14 Aug. 1935 – Social Security Act signed

Roosevelt Signs The : President Roosevelt sign...
Roosevelt Signs The : President Roosevelt signs Social Security Act, at approximately 3:30 pm EST on 14 August 1935. Standing with Roosevelt are Rep. (D-NC); unknown person in shadow; Sen. Robert Wagner (D-NY); Rep. John Dingell (D-MI); unknown man in bowtie; the Secretary of Labor, ; Sen. (D-MS); and Rep. David Lewis (D-MD). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Social Security Act was drafted during Roosevelt’s first term by the President’s Committee on Economic Security, under Frances Perkins, and passed by Congress as part of the New Deal. The act was an attempt to limit what were seen as dangers in the modern American life, including old age, poverty, unemployment, and the burdens of widows and fatherless children. By signing this act on August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt became the first president to advocate federal assistance for the elderly

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