Social Security Act Becomes Law Ca. 1935Streaming Video - 1935
On August 8, 1935, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, which created a federally-funded unemployment and old age insurance program. For the first time, the government provided citizens over the age of 65 a monthly pension, which paid through a payroll tax and matching employer contributions. The act also provides assistance for permanently disabled individuals, the temporarily unemployed (up to 25 percent of the population was unemployed during the Great Depression), and children without sufficient parental support.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, 
Copyright Date: ©1935
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (0 min., 30 sec.)) : sound. video file, rda