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Lawyers of the 1930's

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FC: What did one lawyer say to the other? -we're both lawyers

2: The ADA enforces a number of minimum handicap parking spaces for the total number spaces in the lot. | Total Parking Minimum Number in Lot of Accessible Spaces 1 to 25--1 26 to 50--2 51 to 75--3 76 to 100--4 101 to 150--5 151 to 200--6 201 to 300--7 301 to 400--8 401 to 500--9 501 to 1000--2 percent of total 1001 and over--20, plus 1 for each 100 over 1000 (# of regular spaces-- # of handicap spaces)

4: President Barack Obama signing a revision of the ADA which calls for more federal employment of people with disabilities.

5: Americans with disabilities in the early to middle 1900s had to deal with many situations that did not accommodate for people who were disabled.

6: An example of how the ADA affected public transportation in America.

7: The Social Security Act was signed into effect on August 15, 1935 by FDR. The original sponsors of the plan are Robert Wagner(NY, 7) and David Lewis(MD, 15).

8: This document is a petition in favor of the Old Age Revolving Pension plan brought up by Dr. Francis Townsend.

9: This image displays unemployed workers signing up for unemployment benefits following the passage of the Social Security Act.

10: These two images were advertisements put out by the Social Security Board to promote sign ups. The one on the left promotes aid for the elderly and the one on the right offers assistance to women and children.

11: In 1937, Ernest Ackerman became the first person ever to receive a lump-sum benefit. | In 1940, Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, VT became the first person to receive monthly social security benefits.

12: These are pictures of patients undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy. During this process electrical currents are sent through the brain. This type of treatment is still used today.

13: Here is a picture of a nurse and a woman in a wheelchair. Better treatment was being given toward people who needed it.

14: These pictures are pictures taken of people being treated in mental hospitals. More care was taken and people who were mentally ill were actually treated like humans.

15: Before treatments improved, many asylums had rooms that were basically rooms that included a chair. Improvements in asylums helped improve the health of the mentally ill.

16: Dr. Harry Haiselden was a strong advocate for the legalization of euthanasia. He refused to do several operations on patients that could have been life saving. His work at the time had little support, but began to catch fire in the 30's.

17: Examples of the preparation process before euthanasia occurs. A needle or needles are filled with poison and then injected.

18: A comic condemning euthanasia while also condemning capital punishment by using satire.

19: The original Dr. Death, Dr. Kevorkian has assisted in the death of about 130 patients. He was arrested for second degree murder in 1998.

20: Being called the new Dr. Death, Dr. Lawrence Egbert has assisted in the death of over 300 people. He uses a hood filled with helium instead of needles to make others believe the patient died of natural causes.

21: Mentally ill as victims of crime. A tragic thing to witness yet quite common due to an inability for these individuals to understand that they were victims of crimes. This is especially common when dealing with cases of sexual abuse.

22: Everyone is entitled to human rights because we are human, including the mentally ill.

23: One of the most memorable civil rights moments which also was able to pull along the movement which would allow the mentally ill to gain their rights, starting in the 1960s, continuing into the 1990s.

24: Eloise Insane Asylum in 1940; an early mental hospital, a time before rights for the mentally ill were established.

25: McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts has the reputation as the insane asylum for the rich and famous.

26: Early treatments of the mentally ill were inhumane; hence the need to gain human and civil rights was necessary for the mentally ill.

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  • Title: Lawyers of the 1930's
  • A report on legal issues dealing with discrimination against mentally and physically disabled people during the time of the depression and how it has impacted us today.
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