35 terms

Great Society

office of economic opportunity
OEO, Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
Community Action program
CAP, Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
Job Corps
vocational training, part of Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
Head start
poor preschoolers, Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
Upward Bound
college preparation for poor teenagers, Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
Volunteers in Service to America
domestic peace corps, Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
10 separate programs
Appalachian Regional Development Act
1965, Rural and Urban Poverty,
Housing and Urban Development Act
created department of HUD, Massive program - 240000 public housing units, 1966 Low-rent housing subsidies added
Food Stamp Act
1964, Rural and Urban Poverty,
Model cities act
1966, Rural and Urban Poverty
health coverage for elderly
health coverage for poor
Elementary and secondary education act
1965, aid to education, huge federal aid to states based on number of low in come students, aid to both public and private schools, bilingual education, special education
Higher education act
1965, grants and loans to students
national wilderness preservation act
created a national wilderness system
water quality act
vs. industrial waste discharges
clean air act
1965, auto emissions standards
endangered species act
promoted biodiversity, 1966
department of transportation
1966, transportation
Truth in Packaging act
requiring labeling of contents / ingredients
truth in lending act
requiring information on interest rates
Civil rights act, voting rights act
civil rights
Office of Economic opportunity, community action program
Economic Opportunity Act, 1964
Job Corps, Head Start, Upward Bound, Volunteers in service to America
EOA: 10 separate programs, including...
Appalacian regional development act, housing and urban devlopment Act, food stamp act, model cities act
rural and urban poverty
LBJ wanted for all, medicare, medicaid
health care programs
Elementary and secondary education act, higher education act
aid to education
National wilderness preservation act, water quality act, clean air act, endangered species act
the environment
Department of transportation, Unsafe at Any Speed, Highway safety laws
Truth in Packaging Act, truth in lending act
consumer protection
republican gains in 1966 elections, inner city problems persisted, urban violence, racial backlash
backlash against Great Society Programs
Programs were wasteful and created dependency, welfare programs damaged the family, expanded the power, size, and cost of govt, limited personal and economic freedom, credit for the reduction in poverty should go to a booming economy
Conservative Reponse
Poverty was reduced, programs didn't go far enough, govt needed to be larger, smaller govt means too much power for corporations
Liberal response