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.
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.
Banned prayer in public schools, reinforced free speech doctrines.
The Warren court stated that federal courts could tell states how to apportion, or divide, their voting districts.