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  2. Social Security Act - Wikipedia

    The Social Security Act of 1935 is a law enacted by the 74th United States Congress and signed into law by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The law created the Social Security program as well as insurance against unemployment. The law was part of Roosevelt's New Deal domestic program.

  3. Social Security Administration - Wikipedia

    The Social Security Act created a Social Security Board (SSB), to oversee the administration of the new program. It was created as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt 's New Deal with the signing of the Social Security Act of 1935 on August 14, 1935. [8]

  4. New Deal - Wikipedia

    The most important program of 1935, and perhaps of the New Deal itself, was the Social Security Act. It established a permanent system of universal retirement pensions (Social Security), unemployment insurance and welfare benefits for the handicapped and needy children in families without a father present.

  5. Second New Deal - Wikipedia

    The Second New Deal is a term used by historians to characterize the second stage, 1935–36, of the New Deal programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The most famous laws included the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act , the Banking Act, the Wagner National Labor Relations Act, the Public Utility Holding Companies Act, the Social Security ...

  6. What Happened to Social Security Under Each President - AOL

    The first part of the act, which was a key component of the New Deal, gave aid to the states to distribute to their needy senior residents. The second part provided for a federal benefits program ...

  7. How the Latest Proposed Changes to Social Security Would ...

    The act would lift the $147,000 income cap and would subject all income over $250,000 a year to the Social Security payroll tax. It would do that by applying the same 12.4% tax that workers and ...

  8. History of Social Security in the United States - Wikipedia

    The debate on this proposal was heated and widespread, and lasted over six months. Beginning with a set of decisions in March, April, and May, 1937 (including the Social Security Act cases), the Court would sustain a series of New Deal legislation. Two Supreme Court rulings affirmed the constitutionality of the Social Security Act.