Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society Review In 1964, Lyndon ..

Although his vision of a Great Society dissolved in the morass of war in Vietnam, Mr. Johnson left to the nation a legacy of progress and innovation in civil rights, Social Security, education, housing and other programs attesting to his fundamental affection for his fellow Americans.

Excerpt 1: From the , University of Michigan, May 22, 1964, by President Lyndon Baines Johnson
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For the most part Johnson did an excellent job on delivering his promises, but international affairs threatened the Great Society and although LBJ won the presidency in a landslide victory in 1964, by 19...


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Key Questions: To what extent has our nation succeeded in building President Johnson’s vision of a Great Society?
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SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Jan. 22--Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, died today of an apparent heart attack suffered at his ranch in Johnson City, Tex.


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Background: Four months before he invoked the Great Society, President Johnson had declared the need for an “unconditional war on poverty” during his . The war on poverty, a cornerstone of the larger , was an ambitious government initiative that helped introduce and expand such familiar programs as Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Head Start, the Job Corps and work-study grants. These programs and others continue to be central to the federal government’s antipoverty approach today.

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Although his vision of a Great Society dissolved in the morass of war in Vietnam, Mr. Johnson left to the nation a legacy of progress and innovation in civil rights, Social Security, education, housing and other programs attesting to his fundamental affection for his fellow Americans.