A Clergyman Encourages a Bolder New Deal (with text supports)
In September 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent a letter to clergyman across the United States, asking them whether conditions in their communities had improved since the start of the New Deal. He was particularly interested in people's thoughts on Social Security, the new program passed in August 1935 to provide guaranteed payments for the elderly, the unemployed, and the disabled. This was one of over 100,000 responses he received. This letter was reproduced with all of the author's original spelling, syntax, and grammar.
Creator | Armand Guerrero
Item Type | Diary/Letter
Cite This document | Armand Guerrero, “A Clergyman Encourages a Bolder New Deal (with text supports),” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed June 16, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/732.