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When did the welfare system start in the US?

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May 31, 2010 9:14PM

The foundations for the welfare state were laid in the 1930s with Roosevelt's New Deal. The form we see it now largely congealed in the 1960s.

The article linked to the right from a Houghton Mifflin textbook claims the roots go back further.