Ida May Fuller

A Look at Social Security’s History – Celebrating Social Security’s 78th Anniversary!

Posted on 08/20/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Public Policy InstituteLast week marked the 78th anniversary of the passing of the Social Security Act. To commemorate, this blog post looks back to see how Social Security has changed over the years. Below, you will find a timeline highlighting famous firsts, important legislation and the growth of one of America’s most popular programs. 1935: On Aug. 14, the Social Security Act (H.R. 7260, Public Law No. 271, 74th Congress) became law with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signature at approximately 3:30 p.m. …