The Social Security Act Of Franklin D. Roosevelt And The Great Depression

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The Great Depression took a great toll on America. It left so many hard working American citizens and their families jobless, homeless, cold, and hungry by October 29th, 1929. Although, years went by where Americans were left struggling, a strategy was arising among congress and the great leaders of America for those affected by the downfall of the United States economy. The Social Security Act of 1935 was created in the time period of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first term of presidency. Once all was reviewed, SSA 1935 was enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as part of the Second New Deal, and signed in by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 14th, 1935. This would make a significant …show more content…
Grants which deals with the appropriation of assets. This enabled individual states to have a certain amount of financial assistance. This aided aged needy individuals for the fiscal year which ended on June 30th, 1936. A grand sum of 49,750,000 U.S. dollars was appropriated for each fiscal year there on after to carry out the purposes of this title [SSA 1935]. That total amount would be used for making payments to the states that had been submitted and approved by the Social Security Board established by Section Seven that addressed plans for old …show more content…
This aid to Dependent Children was written by Grace Abbott and Katherine Lenroot, directors of the U.S Children’s Bureau in the Department of Labor stating that federal government would provide one- third of the costs in the program which would offer aid to women living in poverty without a husband which is considered a breadwinner, while caring for their children; this assuming that the poor parent would be a female during this time period. This would drastically reduce the number of children in the labor force and was an overall means of social and economic justice. The following section, Title V is slightly similar to Title IV, except it has to do with the grants to the states for the maternal and child welfare. This focuses a lot more with money given to mother and

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