Eisenhower, Dwight (Administration)

Poverty is not only a problem for the countries of the so-called Third World, but a problem of the industrialized nation-states like the United States of America as well. Therefore, there were several presidents eager to enact measures that would save more people from the danger of becoming poor. In that way, even if there was never sufficient cooperation between public policy and private attitude to end poverty in the country as a whole, there were governmental actions in place attempting to prevent the American people from becoming poor too easily, which was and still is of high importance, especially when one remembers the economic crisis of the 1930s.

Consequently, in 1935 the Social Security Act was established to ensure the prevention of extreme poverty by ...

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