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The Great Society

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Lorie Schniers

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Transcript of The Great Society

"The Great Society"
Presentation by:
Lorie Kaye Schniers
4th period English 3
Speech by:
Lyndon Baines Johnson
"The Great Society" Plan
Passed over 60 education bills
Many bills for a better environments
1965 Medicare amendment to the Social Security Act
-proper medical care to millions of people
Voting rights Act of 1965
-removed poll taxes and tests limiting rights to vote
Thurgood Marshall
1st African American Supreme Court Justice
Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act)
- Prohibited dicrimination against race, ethnicity, religion, or gender for the selling, rental, or financing of houses
Apollo 8 orbited the moon
Vietnam War Ends
Vietnam War Begins
Presidental Election
Democratic Party Won
- John F. Kenedy
Vice President
- Lyndon B. Johnson
November 22
President Kenedy assasinated in Dallas, Texas
Finishing Kennedy's Political Actions
Tax Cut
-Decreased income taxes from 20%-91% to 14%-65%
-Decrease corporate taxes from 52%- 47%
Civil Rights Act of 1943
-1st civil rights law since the period of reconstruction
-Ended the Jim Crow Laws putting an end to segregation and dicrimination
Lyndon B. Johnson
36th President
Married Claudia "Lady Bird" Taylor (1934)
2 Daughters (Luci & Lynda)
Southwest Texas State Teachers College
-Texas State University
-San Marcos, Texas
For a short time during World War II he served as a Leutenant Commander
House Of Representatives
- Became part of the House of Representatives in 1937
- Served 6 terms
- Elected to Senate in 1948
- In 1953 he became the youngest Minority Leader in Senate History
- In 1954 he became the youngest Majority Leader in Senate History
Born August 27, 1908
Died January 22, 1973
Vice President
VP to John F. Kennedy from 1960-1963 when he was then assasinated
- Ran with the democratic party with Hubert Humphery as his Vice President
- Won Presidency with a majority of 61%
- Widest popular margin in history with over 15 million votes
Speech given at
University of Michigan
College Students
The future of America
Populations Increasing
Cities Growing
Quality education should be available to everybody
"America the Beautiful" is becomig "America the Ugly"
Need support from citizens to make a change because the government cannot do everything
Encourage Americans to take action in bettering their country
Literary Devices
"the water we drink, the food we eat, the very air we breathe are threatened with pollution"
"Aristotle said:
Men come together in cities in order to live, but they remain together in order to live the good life"
"Will you join in the battle to..."
"Most of our qualified teachers are underpaid and many of our paid teachers are unqualified"
Parallel Structure
"a society where old values and new visions are buried under unbridled growth"
Ethos - LBJ is determined
Pathos - Strength and will-power
Ethos - LBJ is wise
Pathos - Sense of unity
Logos - offers a valid point of reality and change needs to be made
Pathos - weakness & determination
Logos - Points out that pollution is a common problem in society
Ethos - trust for LBJ notices the bad condition of the environment and wants to change it
Freidel, Frank , and Hugh Sidey. "Lyndon B. Johnson." The White House. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2014. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/lyndonbjohnson>.

"The Great Society." American Rhetoric. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2014. <http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/lbjthegreatsociety.htm>.

www.simplebooklet.com. Web. 12 Feb. 2014. <http://simplebooklet.com/userFiles/a/5/0/3/4/5/cLYcVD26FVzVOoW1XI4547/j0pUZJ4Q.gif>.

Lyndon B. Johnson. Wisconsin Historical Society. Web. 12 Feb. 2014. <http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum/exhibits/elections/1964.asp>.
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