lecture21 - 00:03 Todays Points 1. WWII surpassed the New...

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00:03 Today’s Points 1. WWII surpassed the New Deal in increasing the size of the federal government & its regulation of the US economy. It positioned the government as the main consumer driving economic growth. 2. WWII also brought the federal government into the daily lives of Americans and positioned the government as the guarantor of material prosperity and physical protection. 3. This vast growth in state power led to new concerns during the war about the future of individual freedom. Lecture 21 Pt. I—The Second New Deal and the American Welfare State A. The Social Security Act B. Madame Frances Perkins The Social Security Act (1935) 1. Contributory old-age pension (“Social Security”) 2. Aid to elderly poor—Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 3. National unemployment insurance Veteran of middle class reform movements Witnesses the Triangle Fire and advocates workplace safety regulations
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