The government explains why Social Security was needed.

Why Social Security? (1937)

This 32-page pamphlet issued by the Social Security Administration during the Depression explains why the 1935 legislation was drafted, and the social problems that it attempted to remedy. In the process, it gives much information about the origin and consequences of the Depression and the history of the U.S. economy in the early 20th century.

Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Depression and Unemployment
Creator: Ross, Mary.
Pub Data: "Social Security Board, Washington, D. C. Publication No. 15" (1937)
Citation: Ross, Mary. Why Social Security? (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Board, 1937). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 6/21/2018