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18 Dec

Franklin Roosevelt -Second Bill of Rights

Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed a Second Bill of Rights in a speech on January 11, 1944. This was an economic Bill of Rights.

1. The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

 

2. The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

 

3. The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

 

4. The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

 

5. The right of every family to a decent home;

 

6. The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

 

7. The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

 

8. The right to a good education

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