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.
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