This source is a poster advertising the benefits added to the Social Security Act, passed as part of the New Deal in 1935.
Citation: Special Collection , & Security , S., Social Security Special Collections: Public Information Materials (n.d.). https://www.ssa.gov/history/pubaffairs.html. Accessed 22 August 2023.
- Why do you think this particular imagery of a mother and child was used on the poster?
- How can Social Security provide more security for families based on examining the poster?
- Based on this source, was the New Deal a good deal for the United States? What evidence do you have from Source 1 that supports your answer to Question 3?
Security: being free from danger or a threat
Insured worker: someone with a job who could receive financial help if they suffer an accident, injury or illness
Dependent: when referring to insurance, this is someone who is covered under someone else’s insurance policy, meaning they could receive the same benefits of the insurance policy.