Today’s Anniversary: Social Security

It's August 14, and on this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, which created a government pension system for retired people and others in need.  This act is perhaps the most famous of the sweeping changes FDR made during the Great Depression as part of his New Deal programs.  You can learn more about FDR, Social Security and the New Deal by taking our United States History course, which is available in online and paper-based formats.  The anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act is a good opportunity to talk about a different kind of social security, the kind of security provided by earning an accredited high school diploma.  Over time, you'll have many more job opportunities and more financial resources than those who do not have a diploma, so enroll today and get one step closer to that kind of security for you and your family.

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