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W. Andrew Achenbaum

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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...four different programs for (disabled or not, depending on the program) children and their mothers, especially in rural areas. Title VI increased public health services. Title VII created a Social Security Board to oversee programs and to collect data on the program’s impact. Title X provided support for the needy blind. Title XI acknowledged Congress’s right to “alter, amend, or repeal any provision of this Act.” Congress radically altered the original provisions of Title II before they even went into effect. Whereas the 1935 act had treated benefits based on...