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Lyndon Johnson "The Great Society"

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Transcript of Lyndon Johnson "The Great Society"

Purpose
The purpose of Lyndon Johnson's speech was to call attention to the "War on Poverty," or helping the poor with their troubles. He focuses on the "Great Society" which is what he wanted to inspire Americans to strive toward.
Subject
The subject of Lyndon Johnson's speech was the "Great Society" and its many components.
Tone
Lyndon Johnson went to the University of Michigan to give the speech
"The Great Society" was delivered on May 22, 1964
Audience
Initially, the audience was the graduating seniors at the University of Michigan
Later, Johnson traveled the country advocating programs that would create the Great Society
Johnson's efforts paid off with the successful passing of legislation

Speaker
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Born on August 27, 1908
He successfully made it into the House of Representatives
Married Claudia Taylor
Was elected to the Senate
Lyndon was JFK's running mate and was elected vice president
Johnson was elected president
Lyndon Johnson "The Great Society"
Works Cited
Califano Jr., Joseph A. "What Was Really Great About The Great Society." Washington

Monthly 31.10 . . (1999): 13. MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

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FRUM, DAVID. "What Obama Can Learn From Lbj." Newsweek 159.17/18 (2012): 30.

MAS Ultra -School Edition. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/

detail?vid=13&sid=d72962ec-6da8-43b0-9f25

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This speech was also part of Johnson's presidential campaign. After Kennedy's assassination, Johnson wanted to follow in his footsteps, but also take a route of his own.
Starts out with some jokes.
Turns more formal/heroic
Use of a natural rise/fall in his voice
Emphasizes certain words.
Throws subtle jokes in the middle.
Emphasizes the words, "You" and "Your."
Slight Southern Accent
Parallelism in rhetorical questions - "Will you join..."
Slows down on Conclusion.
The purpose of the speech appeared to be achieved, but in reality failed. Many programs were installed to help the poor, but once the Vietnam War began, all of the government's money was spent on that.
Works Cited (continued)
He wanted to improve America in areas such as education, the economy, decrease the unemployment rate, decrease pollution, and health and health benefits.
The speech helped to fix issues or put in programs for racial discrimination, medical care, housing, and consumer and environmental laws.
("Lyndon B. Johnson")
Occasion
(Warner, Robert M.)
("Lyndon B. Johnson")
(Warner, Robert M.)
(FRUM)
(Johnson)
Works Cited (continued)
J
ohnson, Lyndon B. "The Great Society." Social Policy: Essential Primary

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Wilmoth Lerner. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 234-237. Gale .Biography In

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"Lyndon B. Johnson." The White House. The White House, 2006. Web. 12 Jan.

2014. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/lyndonbjohnson>.

"Lyndon Johnson Outlines 'Great Society' Plans."
Nytimes.com
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Morgan Reynolds, Inc. "Great Society: The Story of Lyndon Baines

Johnson."
Great Society: The Story of Lyndon Baines Johnson
(2002):

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Part 1: Lyndon B. Johnson The Great Society. Adapt. BeatlesFanNumber9.

Perf. Lyndon Baines Johnson. Youtube, 2010. Youtube Video.

Part 2: Lyndon B. Johnson The Great Society. Adapt. BeatlesFanNumber9.

Perf. Lyndon Baines Johnson. Youtube, 2010. Youtube Video.

"President Lyndon Johnson, University of Michigan Commencement,

1964, The Great Society Speech." President Lyndon Johnson,

University of Michigan Commencement, 1964, The Great Society Speech.

N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2014. <http://bentley.umich.edu/exhibits/lbj1964>.







Works Cited (continued)

Pres. Johnson delivering "Great Society" Speech
. 1964. Photograph. Bentley

Historical Library, Ann Arbor, MI.
Bentley.umich.edu
. University of

Michigan, 26 Apr. 2010. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. <http://bentley.umich.edu/

exhibits/lbj1964/jpegl/bl012297.jpg>.

Tumulty, Karen. "'Great Society' - and a great, lasting divide." Washington

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Overall...
21 Separate Applause
7 Separate Laughs
3 "stumbles over words.
Out of a 20 minute speech...
VERY EFFECTIVE!!!!
(Part 1:)
(Part 2:)
(Morgan)
"War on poverty" programs were established
("Lyndon")
Works Cited (continued)
Warner, Robert M. "President Lyndon Johnson, University of Michigan

Commencement, 1964, The Great Society Speech." President

Lyndon Johnson, University of Michigan Commencement, 1964,

The Great Society Speech. N.p., 11 Oct. 2013. Web. 12 Jan. 2014.

<http://bentley.umich.edu/exhibits/Ibj1964/>.
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