Social Security Act

legislative act which created the United States' Social Security system

The Social Security Act of 1935 is a law enacted by the 74th United States Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The law created the Social Security program as well as insurance against unemployment. The law was part of Roosevelt's New Deal domestic program.

President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935.[1]


  1. "History 1930". Social Security Administration. Retrieved May 21, 2009.