• Social Security Benefits Insurance Government
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    Social Security Social Security is a public program designed to provide income and services to individuals in the event of retirement, sickness, disability, death, or unemployment. In the United States, the word social security refers to the programs established in 1935 under the Social Security Act. Societies throughout history have devised ways to support people who cannot support themselves. In 1937 the government began issuing Social Security identification cards to all citizens. Each card h...
  • Welfare Reform Social Security
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    Welfare Reform: A Permanent Solution or a Temporary Band -Aid? Welfare Reform is a very big factor in our American society. It is need by many, hated by most. Some see it as a handout to the lazy, or a helping to those facing hard times. The debate continues, even in the face of sweeping welfare reform, which, for all of its sound and fury, has not helped or changed much. What's wrong with welfare and how can we fix it? This is not a simple question, and there is no simple answer. However, one t...
  • New Deal Great Depression
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    The 1930 s were one of the most difficult times in American history. It was the time of the Great Depression. Millions of Americans suffered hardships as the economy continued to be in a freefall. Many Americans were unemployed and lost almost everything the owned. This created social and economic unrest as America was ripe for a change. In 1932, America realized it was time for a change, and elected Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a landslide vote. Roosevelt promised to help end the depression an...
  • Foreign Affairs United States
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    As many historians have concluded, Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third president of the United States, provided his most effective leadership skills in the area of foreign affairs. After President Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945, former Vice-President Truman was sworn into office having only met with the president twice since their election to office. He was essentially unaware of any of the foreign policies FDR had enacted. Harry S. Truman had important decisions to make, and he did...