Sam Bernstein

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Tuesday October 19, 2021 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

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The History of the Social Security Act

This program will trace the origins of the Social Security Act of 1935 from the development of the English Poor Laws through the Great Depression. The Question of how the American republic treats its poor and indigent members of society changed drastically with the passage of the Social Security Act of 1935 but some marginalized groups were left out of the benefits. This program will explore why and will also look into the current state of the Social Security Trust fund.