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ASSIGNMENT: Historians agree that Social Security is at the heart of New Deal reform. Given that, what does Social Security tell us about the set of policies and programs called the New Deal?



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What four groups does Houston name as excluded from old age pensions?

What other groups of people besides African-Americans might be excluded given these exceptions? Listen to Historian Mike O'Malley for help.

Date this document and the previous poster. What can you tell about whether the Social Security Act was modified to address Houston's concerns?

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