Chapter 20 Living with Great Turmoil Section III Mr. Lindquist/Mr. Veltri
|Lyndon Baines Johnson|| |
Kennedy's Vice-President, he was Senate majority leader and candidate for the Democratic nomination in 1960. A master politician, he expanded and pushed through Congress his "Great Society" legislation, the most ambitious social legislation since the New Deal.
|Economic Opportunity Act||Approved 1 billion dollars for youth programs, anti-poverty measures, small business loans and job training.|
|Great Society||LBJ's vision for America, where poverty, ignorance, and prejudice would become a thing of the past.|
|Medicare and Medicaid|| |
Medicare provided health insurance to everyone over 65 and Medicaid extended health care to welfare recipients.
|Immigration Act of 1965||Ended quotas based on nationality, allowing many immigrants to settle in the U.S.|
|Warren Court||Banned prayer in public schools, reinforced free speech doctrines.|
|Reapportionment||The Warren court stated that federal courts could tell states how to apportion, or divide, their voting districts.|
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