How America became a Welfare State
The birth of federal aid
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- The birth of Welfare came when the Great Depression struck in 1929.
- Winning the election of 1932, FDR sought to fix the economy.
- He implemented a series of programs falling under the categories of of reform and recovery.
- These programs created things like Social Security and medicare.
- They were intended to be temporary, but the people started to expect it.