Since the entitlement program’s inception in 1935, many changes to Social Security have been enacted or attempted. Here’s a look at some memorable moments in Social Security’s history.
1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Bill in Washington. The previous year, Roosevelt had set up a Committee on Economic Security whose mandate was to come up with options for improving the nation's battered economy. Roosevelt then took the committee’s recommendations to Congress in January and, after some negotiation and revision, the bill was signed into law in August. The original law was designed to provide income to retired workers over age 65. Associated Press Buy Photo