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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?




These definitions should help with reading comprehension.

  • zealously: actively, enthusiastically
  • financiers: bankers
  • mirage: an illusion or fantasy, something that doesn't really exist
  • millennium: an imagined future where things are great
  • money changers in the temple: a reference to the New Testament story in which Jesus threw the traders out of the temple because their work was focused on making money rather than on God

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