President Roosevelt delivers a speech reflecting the failure of World War 1 to be the "war to end war." He addresses a crowd at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater in Arlington, Virginia, gathered for Armistice Day, commemorating the 1918 armistice ending World War I. Roosevelt reflects upon the role of United States in the world (as seeds of World War 2 are being sown). He upholds the ideals of peace and importance of being a good neighbor. He declares that the aim must be to avoid war and to remove the causes of war.
Provisions of the Social Security Act, 1935 in the United States. The Capitol of the United States, in Washington, DC. Scenes of Americans suffering during the Great Depression. Industrial plants closing putting people out of work. Unemployed and needy Americans lined up for a meal at a soup kitchen. The Social Security Act,1935 its provisions provides immediate aid to the needy, aged, blind and dependent children. A diagrammatic presentation depicts: the procedure by which the jobless and needy will receive monthly income through joint cooperation of the Federal and the State Governments. A postman hands over monthly income to a blind man and a dependent child at their house. Other provision of the act is the Old Age Benefits. A diagrammatic presentation depicts: the procedure by which the worker will receive benefits at the age of 65 years. To apply for a Social Security Account Number, one has to fill out an application and deposit it at any labor organization or post office. Animation shows how one fills out an application. At a post office, officers assist a man in filling out his application. Workers receiving their social security cards from their employers: a soda jerk at a soda fountain receives his and shows it. A man and a woman show theirs. A boss gives a factory worker his new social security card, along with his pay envelope. A man working at a bench receives his from his employer. A projectionist in a movie theater projection booth receives his card from his employer. A number of the cards is shown. An older retired man and woman are shown relaxing at home by their fireplace.
United States Railway Coast Defense guns being test fired at Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Men load shells into M1888 8-inch railway coastal artillery defense guns. Men work on the artillery guns and fire them. Guns being test fired.
Applications for social security accounts under the Social Security Act,1935 in the United States. Display of a calendar. After the enactment of the Social Security Act, 1935 on 24 November, 1936, workers sign applications to apply for Old Age Retirement Benefits for the first time. A United States Post Office building. A man fills out an application for a social security card, at the post office. Five ways to return filled applications include handing them to a shop foreman, secretary of labor union, letter carrier or depositing them directly at a post office or dropping in local mail box. After returning the application the workers receive Social Security Account Numbers from the Social Security Board. They receive monthly income for life when they retire at the age of 65 years.
Recovery of building industry in the United States. Views of men hammering nails, plastering, brick laying, cementing, painting and laying false floors during a remodeling program in the United States. View of the industries which have undergone equipment improvement. Large crowds of men who are employed in the remodeling program. Laborers during construction work on streets. People at work in factories and industries and men at work in residential complexes under the National Housing Act of 1935. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt writing at his desk.
United States Senator Nye in Washington DC. U.S. Senator Nye denounces war. As the Chairman of the Munitions Investigating Committee he declares commercial interests want another large European war to serve their greedy interests . He states his belief that adequate neutrality legislation will keep the country at peace. The Neutrality Act of 1935 was signed on August 31, 1935.