Social Security Act

Established 1935

Who was the program intended to help?

Its a New Deal program that helped Disabled, Unemployed,and Americans over age of 65 years.

What was this program intended to do?

The Social Security Act is a Law enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 to create a system in which younger working people support older, retired people.

Under the act, the Government began collecting the Social Security tax from workers in 1937 and began making payments in 1940.

Does this program fall under the Relief, Recovery, or Reform program of Roosevelt's New Deal?

Relief To The People.

Because this Act helps old people that can not work anymore .

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How successful do you believe this program was at relieving the Economic Crisis?

Because with this Act people who works can get money every year (Taxes)

The Social Security program has embodied social insurance principles that were widely discussed even before the onset of the Great Depression.

How does this program add to your understanding of the the Great Depression?

Because with this program people can get really good benefits like Health & Money.

And in the Great Depression time there was a lot of people that need help economically.

Does this program still exist today?



During working years employees, their employers, and self-employed people pay social security taxes which go into special funds; and When earnings have stopped because the worker has retired, or died, or is severely disabled, benefit payments are made from the funds to replace part of the earnings the family has lost.

Bullet Points of the video

  1. Social Security Signed.
  2. Industrial Changes.
  3. 13 millions of people were benefited with the Social Security Act.