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Transcript of G.I. Bill
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Education was a privilege reserved for the rich
College and home ownership was an unreachable dream for most average Americans
Most Veterans found it extremely difficult to resume civilian life
How was the political process use to pass the legislation?
Harry W. Colmery, a former national commander of the American Legion and former Republican National Chairman, is credited with drawing up the first draft of the GI Bill. It was introduced in the House on Jan. 10, 1944, and in the Senate the following day. Both chambers approved their own versions of the bill.
What circumstances led to this act?
The circumstances from the previous war influenced the desire to avoid the missteps following World War I, when discharged Veterans got little more than a $60 allowance and a train ticket home where as veterans still had trouble assimilating into civilian life with little to no means in doing so.
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The term GI Bill refers to any Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit earned by members of Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard Armed Forces and their families. The benefit is designed to help service members and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training.
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What rights does the legislation promote or protect?
What are major provisions of the legislation?
How does the legislation reflect a major shift in American public policy?
Education and training
Loan guaranty for homes, farms or businesses
The legislation protects the U.S's World War II veterans. It gives them the rights and access to established hospitals, made-interest mortgages available and granted stipends covering tuition and expenses for veterans attending college or trade schools
Ever since The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 ( G.I Bill) it has transformed the socioeconomic structure of American society. the G.I. Bill contained sweeping
provisions that allowed veterans to receive unemployment
benefits or to get loans and other government financing to build
a house, start a business, or attend high school, college or vocational
How has the legislation changed the course of private and public action?
It changed our conception of who could benefit from higher education. Not all Americans have benefited equally from this expansion of opportunity. Particularly students from low-income or minority ethnic groups have been, and still are, poorly served at all levels of education