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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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Vocabulary

These definitions should help with reading comprehension.

  • enact legislation: pass a law
  • confines: boundaries
  • levying: establishing a tax

Average wealth and costs

Listen to Historian Mike O'Malley discuss the cost of living and average wealth for Americans during the Depression.

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