Social Security: Legislation and Issues


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What does FICA stand for?

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1. FICA contributions go to a particular federal government account called the _____.

2. The Social Security Act was just one of many pieces of legislation enacted in an attempt to ease difficulties during the Great Depression. These acts were collectively known as which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Social Security is an important program that's vital to many throughout the United States. This quiz and worksheet present multiple-choice questions on the history and components of the program.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on the following with these assessments:

  • What FICA stands for
  • The collective term for legislative pieces designed as a response to the Great Depression
  • When the Social Security Act was enacted
  • FICA payments between employee and employer

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of where FICA contributions go to
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the history of Social Security and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Social Security legislation

Additional Learning

Study the lesson called Social Security: Legislation and Issues to examine the history of this American program. The material should help you:

  • Identify the major catalyst for social legislation
  • Describe Roosevelt's response to the Great Depression
  • Appreciate the uniqueness of the Social Security program from prior federal programs
  • Know when employees can start to draw Social Security benefits