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About the Securities and Exchange Commission

Protecting people's securities since 1934 

The SEC was established to regulate the commerce in stocks, bonds, and other securities

Security and Exchange  Commission

(SEC)

Reform

      The Security and Exchange Commission was created as a reform.  It was created to regulate the trading of stocks, bonds, and other securities and to enforce the federal security laws.  This was meant to control the trade and prevent frauds and other schemes.  It helped to increase public trust in the capital markets.

Dates

On June 6, 1934, the Securities Exchange Act was enacted to govern the secondary trading of securities.  The Securities Exchange Commission was established to enforce the new law.

Sean Griffiths

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The SEC Then

     The SEC is a federal agency that was created in 1934 after the Security and Exchange Act was created.  Although the enforcement of the new law originally rested on the Federal Commission it was transferred to the SEC shortly after its creation.  The SEC regulates the stock market and enforces the federal security laws to prevent fraud and other schemes.  It requires companies to provide a disclosure of their finances.  By doing this it helps increase the public trust in the capital markets.

The SEC Now

     The SEC hasn't changed much over the years.  Today it still enforces the federal security laws and regulates stocks, bonds, and other securities.  It continues to require financial disclosures from companies and it continues to investigate unethical methods used by stock brokers and investors.

Program Effects on the Economy

Unemployment rate- No change

Government spending- Increase

GDP- No change

Confidence building- Increase

Role of government- Increase

Per Capita Income- Increase

Specific Population Groups affected- Increase

Facts about FDR

- Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York

- He was diagnosed with polio in 1921

- Although he thought that his political career was over after he was diagnosed with polio, he continued his political career

- He became the 32nd President of the United States in 1933

- He was the only president to be elected four times

- He lead America through the Great Depression and World War II

- He created the New Deal and helped expand the government

- He helped drop the unemployment rate from 25% to 14%

- Although he was dying, he still ran for a fourth term to help his country through World War II

- Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945