Society and Civilization
Lyndon B. Johnson
Welfare

Who started welfare?

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10/17/2012

Welfare programs for the poor has been around since the 1800's. 1939 unemployment and AFDC programs were adopted to aide those out of work and their children. President Roosevelt began welfare help and establishing Social Security during the depression. In 1996 President Clinton signed a Reconcilition Act to encourage people to get off welfare and to get jobs.