3. a) What was the unofficial name given to this act of Congress?
b) What “perks” or “rights” exactly did the law offer servicemen who had served in the war?
c) Explain how the provisions (parts) of this law were supposed to help soldiers to “readjust” back into civilian life?
d) Providing these things to former servicemen costs money, which means taxpayers pay the cost. Should the government be responsible for providing these services to former soldiers? Was (and is) this a “good” use of taxpayer money? Why or why not? Provide at least 2 specific ideas (pieces of evidence) to support your position.
U.S. Statutes at Large (78th Cong., 2nd Sess., p. 284-301)
To provide Federal Government aid for the readjustment in civilian life of returning World War II veterans.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the ''Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944''.
1. Any person who served in the active military or naval service on or after September 16, 1940, and prior to the termination of the present war,... shall be eligible for and entitled to receive education or training under this part....
Sec. 501. (a) Any application made by a veteran under this title for the guaranty of a loan to be used in purchasing residential property or in constructing a dwelling on unimproved property owned by him to be occupied as his home may be approved by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs ....