See also Generosity.Berlin Airlift
G.I. Bill WWII U.S.
free world’s circumvention of Soviet blockade (1948–1949). [Eur. Hist.: Van Doren, 519]
veterans’ educational subsidy by government. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 499]
provision of American materiel to beleaguered Allies in WWII. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 480]
U.S.-led project to rebuild post-WWII Europe. [Eur. Hist.: Van Doren, 515]
U.S. program of health insurance for the aged. [Am. Hist.: EB, VI: 747]
President John F. Kennedy’s legislative program, encompassing such areas as civil rights, the economy, and foreign relations. [Am. Hist.: WB, K:212]
Social Security Act
U.S. agency devoted to assisting underdeveloped nations. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 575–576]
U.S. legislation providing for old-age benefits financed by payroll taxes; later expanded to include more extensive coverage. [Am. Hist.: EB, IX: 314]
(Volunteers in Service to America), government agency which fights poverty in the U.S. [Am. Hist.: WB, 1: 27]
(1935–43) provided work for unemployed construction and theater workers, artists, writers, and youth. [U.S. Hist.: NCE, 3006]
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