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					The Great Society
   A War on Poverty
          The War in Vietnam




The Civil Rights Act of 1964

         The Voting Rights Act of 1965
The Texan’s Family
 LBJ’s Resume

• Congressional
  Staffer
• Member of the
  House of
  Representatives
• U.S. Senator
  – Majority Leader
• Vice-President
    “The Johnson
     Treatment”
  • Reputation of being
    “overpowering and
    intimidating”
  • Invaded personal
    space: nose to nose
  • “persuasive and
    personable rather than
    elegant and charming”


Glencoe American History text p.855
The Texan’s Style
     War on Poverty
“There are tens of millions of
  Americans who are beyond
  the welfare state.
  Taken as a whole there is a
  culture of poverty…bad
  health, poor housing, low
  levels of aspiration, and high
  levels of mental distress.
  Twenty percent of a nation,
  some 32,000,000.”
      Michael Harrington,
  author of the Culture of
  Poverty 1962
     War on Poverty
“The Great Society rests on
  abundance and liberty for all.
  It demands an end to poverty
  and racial injustice.” LBJ
  1964
•Medicare and Medicaid
•Head Start
•HUD
•Job Corps
•Water Quality and Clean Air Acts
•Highway Safety Act
•Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
The 1964 Election
       1964 Republican Candidate
        AZ Sen. Barry Goldwater
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHAtUjJpV
  LY
• Conservatives take over the 1964 Republican
  National Convention
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix7is2yU-
  uQ&mode=related&search=
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIxlsr3UUk
  Y&mode=related&search=
• Ronald Reagan campaigns for AgH20
“The Daisy Ad”
“The Daisy Ad”


• http://www.youtube.com
  /watch?v=Cl4awae0R0
  M&mode=related&sear
  ch=
Johnson/Humphrey
The Results
“WE SHALL OVERCOME”


    Civil Rights
    Legislation
 Civil Rights Act 1964

 Voting Rights Act 1965
“We Shall Overcome”

• http://www.youtube.com/watch
  ?v=bKDVNSpsBZE&mode=rel
  ated&search=
• http://www.ourdocuments.gov/
  doc.php?flash=true&doc=97
• http://www.ourdocuments.gov/
  doc.php?doc=100
  Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
            1965
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQDi
  Rk8zzAw&NR=1
• A US ship was attacked on 2
  August 1964. But was there a
  second?
Tet Offensive 1968
The 1968 Decision

• http://www.presidency
  .ucsb.edu/ws/index.ph
  p?pid=28772
       1968 Tet Offensive

• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i214f
  5-w19w&mode=related&search=
  – Cronkite’s editorial
  – President Johnson “If I’ve lost Cronkite,
    I’ve lost the American people.”