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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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Who gave this speech and when? Who is the intended audience? How might that influence the content and tone of the speech?

What four programs are included in the Social Security bill? How does Social Security represent FDR's program of "relief, recovery, and reform"? For each of the three words, write one quote or example that illustrates connections.

How might NAACP representative Houston argue with this speech? Select a line from the speech and explain how Houston might disagree.

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