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Historical Information

Program History


Historical Development
(In Adobe PDF format)
A section from SSA's publication, "Social Security Programs in the United States." (1997 edition) (7 pages)

Historical Background and Development of Social Security
Narrative essay, includes developments prior to the passage of the Social Security Act in 1935.
(30 pages)

A Brief History of Social Security (2005) (In Adobe PDF format, 3.24 MB file)
Updated pamphlet of the history of Social Security in America.

Social Security related legislation in the 108th Congress


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