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Module 7 DBA
Transcript of Module 7 DBA
President Johnson’s domestic policy
He gave aid to underprivileged Americans, regulated natural resources, and protected American consumers. He passed the Immigration Act, bills establishing a National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Highway Safety Act, the Public Broadcasting Act.
To address issues of inequality in education, vast amounts of money were poured into colleges to fund certain students and projects and into federal aid for elementary and secondary education, especially to provide remedial services for poorer districts, a program that no
the impact of Great Society legislation and its relationship to the New Deal
The Economic Opportunity Act 1964 (the first piece of Great Society legislation) tried to give people tools to get out of poverty.
The bill created a Job Corps similar to the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps; a domestic peace corps; a system for vocational training; and Head Start, a pre-school program designed to prepare children for success in public school. The bill also funded community action programs and extended loans to small businessmen and farmers.
In 1964, 44% of seniors had no health care coverage, and with the medical bills that come with older age. This was a big money loose for many seniors. Under 65% were living below the poverty line. Medicare was an important and big change in American health care -- it was called the "biggest management job since the invasion of Normandy" , and it was up to John Gardner to make it work....
violent and nonviolent protest movements
Protests became more common in these times, both violent and nonviolent. People felt it was the only way to get their point across. Generally nonviolent protests were more effective and didn't end in tragedies while violent protests did.
key figures and organizations in the various movements for the expansion of civil rights
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Black Power Movement
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Montgomery Bus Boycott
advancements made in the Women's Rights Movement
There were different types of women's rights groups being formed in the 1960's. The first, the Women's Liberation groups, were made up of mostly female students and other radicals already active in the civil rights movement. These groups were much smaller and more focused on personal experiences of discrimination. One example was what was known as "the chilly classroom climate". This was a classroom environment that discriminated again female student class participation. These groups put their main focus on working toward equality between men and women in employment, education and the spousal roles of marriage. Another larger better organized group, known as Women's Rights groups, lobbied for the strengthened equal rights laws to be enforced.
the issues surrounding significant Supreme Court cases related to civil rights and liberties
Roe v. Wade addressed the right to privacy, under the judicial concept of Substantive Due Process, which holds that the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause is intended to protect all enumerated rights considered fundamental and "implicit in the concept of ordered liberty," among these the right to privacy. Use of Substantive Due Process is considered judicial activism, in that it seeks to limit the scope of laws that undermine personal liberty, even if the law doesn't address a right specifically mentioned in the Constitution.