Social Security in 1935
A monthly check to you - for the rest of your life...beginning when you are 65.
A piece of marketing material, 1935
“With critics arguing that the system went too far and others arguing that the new program did not go far enough, Frances Perkins, Roosevelt's Secretary of Labor, designed the Social Security Act in 1935 to fit the economic and political realities of the time. Nearly a century later, observers continue to wonder whether Perkins made the right choices.”