Launchpad: The Social Security Act

The Social Security Act

Activity 1, Group: A | B | C | D

Activity 2 | 3

 

Activity One, Group A: Debating the Social Security Act

Review the Great Depression time line and the section entitled “The Stock Market Crash and The Great Depression” on The Historical Background and Development of Social Security page, and answer the questions below.

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