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LBJ & The Great Society (Moore)
Unit 8 USHG Lane Terms & People
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The Great Society
A plan which included: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty, and programs offering federal aid for education.
Volunteers in Service to America which sent volunteers to help people in poor communties
A federal program of health insurance for persons 65 years of age and older
a preschool program for children from low-income families that also provides healthcare, nutrition services, and social services
A health care payment program sponsored by federal & state governments
War On Poverty
1965 - Johnson figured that since the Gross National Profit had risen, the country had lots of extra money "just lying around," so he'd use it to fight poverty. It started many small programs, Medicare, Head Start, and reorganized immigration to eliminate national origin quotas. It was put on hold during the Vietnam War.
Water Quality Act, 1965
An act amending the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to make NPDES requirements applicable to storm water discharges.
The Clean Air Act, 1963
A law to control air pollution
Housing and Urban Development
the United States federal department that administers federal programs dealing with better housing and urban renewal
First African American to serve in a cabinet; served as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Johnson
American civil rights lawyer, first black justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall was a tireless advocate for the rights of minorities and the poor.
a culture with lifestyles and values opposed to those of the established culture
Assassinated Robert Kennedy on June 6, 1968 in Chicago after hearing pro-Israeli remarks in his victory statement after having won the California primaries.
group that branched off of the SDS; advocated terrorism in the US to stop another Vietnam from happening; name came from Bob Dylan lyrics "don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows"; dwindle away after 4 of them die in an explosion in Greenwich Village
militant founder/leader of the Black Panthers
lead protesters at Chicago Democratic nominating convention (nominate pig for president); co-founder of the yippies- Youth International Party
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