Let America Be America Again By Langton Hughes Essay
1365 Words Nov 8th, 2016 6 Pages
Although, the Great Depression was a depressing time, it allowed social programs to come into effect. The United States was the only industrialized country that did not have any general welfare benefits. By 1935, Congress passed one of the first Social Security Acts; providing Americans with a disability, unemployment and old age pensions (Davies and Derthick).
“Let America be America again, / let it be the dream it used to be” (1-2). In the very beginning, we are learning that America is not what it should be. In today’s modern day and even the past people have come to America to fulfill their dreams. America was always looked as a land of opportunity, especially for immigrants. Prior to the Great Depression, (in the 1920’s) this timeframe was referred to as the…