FDR Signing the Social Security Act, 1935 (1:55)

Franklin D. Roosevelt was not only a war time president, he also focused on creating social programs and institutions to help pull the United States out of the Great Depression. Here he gives a short speech as he signs the legislation that enacted Social Security in 1935.

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Internet Archive, "FDR Social Security Act Speech" 1935, (10 November 2005). Developed by Gary Keith and Mike Frost.