Development of American Welfare Term Paper by Top Papers

Development of American Welfare
A look at the development of the American welfare system.
# 134741 | 3,500 words | 12 sources | APA | 2007 | US

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper traces the development of the American welfare system from its tentative beginnings in the Social Security Act of 1935 through the Great Society, in which government made major advances against poverty, to the demise of the welfare system amid the republican years fostered by Reagan's idea that government was the problem. The paper then shows the shift from welfare to disabilities in the Clinton years.

From the Paper:

"The modern welfare system as it exists in America grew out of the cataclysm of the Great Depression. Welfare legislation developed in Europe fully a generation before American society accepted the notion of governmentally sponsored programs of social insurance, which found virtually no support in the United States before the Great Depression. Then under the leadership of Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins and government experts largely trained at the University of Wisconsin, the New Deal administration developed the Social Security. There were already..."

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

Development of American Welfare (2007, December 01) Retrieved December 02, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Development of American Welfare" 01 December 2007. Web. 02 December. 2023. <>