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Lyndon B. Johnson

His Great Society Programs
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Theresa Eck

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson 11/22/63-
1968

Higher Education Act
Housing & Urban Development
Job Corps
Head Start
Medicaid
Medicare
Upward Bound
College prep for teens
helps people pay for homes
helps young unemployed people
pay for homes
funds pre-school
for the disadvantaged
insurance for people
over 65
insurance for poor
people
Used Kennedy's legacy & raw emotion of his death to get social programs enacted
"Great Society"
Direct man who spoke his mind
-grew up poor, worked hard and married well - was a teacher in his 20s

Experienced politician who got things done
The "Johnson Treatment"
Civil Rights Act
July 2 1964

The Great
Society CW
page 858
-ID each, pick one & research
Civil Rights Act of 1964
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