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					The Great Society
 November   22, 1963
 Lee Harvey Oswald
 Dallas, TX
 Warren Commission stated that Oswald
  acted alone
 Took the oath of
 office on Air Force
 1937- Representative
 New Deal Democrat
  from TEXAS
 1948- Senator
 Senate Majority
 Realized   that the country was depressed

 Major Legislative Initiatives including:
  • Poverty relief
  • Education aid
  • Healthcare
  • Voting Rights
  • Conservation and Beautification
  • Urban Renewal
  • Economic Development
 “Landslide   Lyndon” over Goldwater
  • Goldwater was ultra conservative
  • Even opposed Civil Rights Legislation
  • Believed Military leaders should use Nuclear
 Johnsonwon with his
 Great Society Platform
 Believedthat a budget deficit could be
 used to improve the economy
  • Tax cuts would bring about a deficit
 Agreed to cut spending
 GNP rose by 7.1% 1964
  • 8.1% 1965
  • 9.5% 1966
 Shrank  the deficit
 Unemployment fell
 Inflation remained in check
 “Thisadministration today, here and now,
  declares unconditional war on poverty in
 Economic Opportunity Act
  • Combat Illiteracy, unemployment, and
    inadequate public service
  • Provided $950 Million for 10 projects
 Head   Start                 Volunteersin Service
                               to America (VISTA)
  • Pre-school program
    for low income              • Domestic Peace Corps
    families                    • Sends volunteers to
  • Provides healthcare,         help people in poor
    nutrition services, and      communities
    social services
 Elementary    and Secondary Education
 Act of 1965
  • $1.3 billion in aid to states based on the amount
   of low income students

 Aid   went to all schools!!!
 Cost   of Medical Care was increasing

 Medicare
  • Low-cost medical insurance to Americans age

 Medicaid
  • Low-cost medical insurance to poor Americans
 Lawspassed in the 20’s set quotas
 Immigration Act of 1965
  • Replaced varying quota systems with a limit of
    20,000 immigrants per year from any one
  • Set overall limits on immigration from certain
  • Family members exempt
  • Limits were more flexible
 Lead by Earl Warren, Chief Justice
 Tackled many new issues
 Roth   v. United States
  • Defined obscenity
     “Utterly without redeeming social importance”
 Engel   v. Vitale
  • Religious prayer was not allowed in public
 Griswold    v. Connecticut
  • Struck down law that prohibited use of birth
 Mapp v Ohio
  • Evidence seized illegally can’t be used in trial
 Gideon v. Wainwright
  • Rights to free legal aid
 Escobedo v. Illinois
  • Access to attorney while being questioned
 Miranda v. Arizona
  • “ You have the right to remain silent; anything
    you say can be used against you in a court of law;
    you have a right to an attorney….
 Appeared   to be successful
 Expectations too high
 Race riots
 Vietnam Spending became more
 Too much money spent on poor people
 Government too much authority
    are advisors to the President and will
 You
 come up with a plan to combat problems in
 America today
  • In groups of 3 or 4
  • Come up with an action plan
 Youmust include 5 issues and write a
 paragraph describing the problem and how
 you would fix it.
    You must identify at least one issue from each category
      Social, Political , Economic

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