The true story of the G.I. Bill of Rights, which initially faced some opposition from veterans’ groups. “Roosevelt envisioned long-term benefits for the country. ‘The money invested in this training and schooling program will reap rich dividends in higher productivity, more intelligent leadership, and greater human happiness. … We have taught our youth how to wage war; we must also teach them how to live useful and happy lives in freedom, justice, and decency.’”
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