Tag Archives: Social Security

August 14: A Day of Two Anniversaries

Today’s post comes from Library Director Paul Sparrow. August 14th is a very significant day in the legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Two of the most important and lasting achievements of his presidency occurred on this day – ten years … Continue reading

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From the Museum

Social Security Placard (MO 2012.2.4) Soon after its enactment, FDR began working to expand Social Security. Congress ignored his calls to open coverage to farm and domestic workers and other excluded groups. But in 1939, lawmakers passed amendments that added … Continue reading

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Found in the Archives

Enacting Social Security On August 14, 1935 legislators and advisors crowded into the White House Cabinet Room to witness the signing of the Social Security Act. News photographers and film crews recorded the moment for history as FDR put his … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: August 8-14

August 14, 1935: FDR signs the Social Security Bill into law. ********** Did you know: On August 14, 1936 FDR set forth a foreign policy of neutrality at Chautauqua, NY. On August 14, 1941 FDR announced the Atlantic Charter.  

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This Week in Roosevelt History: April 22-30

April 27, 1937: The nation’s first Social Security checks were distributed. Social Security poster of a woman leaning on a fence post. FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 53-227(1733). ********** Did you know: On April 30, 1939, FDR appeared on television … Continue reading

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New Exhibit at the FDR Library!

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum presents: “OUR PLAIN DUTY”: FDR and AMERICA’S SOCIAL SECURITY A Special Exhibition Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Social Security Exhibit opens Sunday, August 15, 2010. For more information about the exhibit, click … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: August 8-14

August 14, 1935: FDR signs the Social Security Bill into law.

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This Week in Roosevelt History: April 22-30

April 27, 1937: The nation’s first Social Security checks were distributed. Social Security poster of a woman leaning on a fence post. FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 53-227(1733). ********** The New Deal Estore is a great place to shop for … Continue reading

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