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The Great Society
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The __________________ was the name of President Lyndon B. Johnson's domestic policy.
The Great Society set Johnson's goals in the areas of _______________, ___________ _______, _____________, ______ ________________________, and ___________. For Johnson, the Great Society demanded "an end to poverty and racial injustice" and opportunity for every child.
discrimination, health care, education, the environment, poverty
Johnson's _______________ introduced measures to train the jobless, educate the uneducated, and provide healthcare for those in need.
War on Poverty
Identify three civil rights laws during the Johnson administration.
The Civil Rights Act of 196, The Voting Rights Act of 1965, The Immigration and Nationality Act (1965)
The _________ __________ ______ of 1964 outlawed discrimination in voting, education, and public accommodations.
Civil Rights Act
The _________ _________ _____ of 1965 banned literacy tests and empowered the federal government to oversee voting registration and elections in states that had discriminated against minorities.
Voting Rights Act
The _______________ _____ _________________ _____ of 1965 altered Americas quote system. As a result, immigrants poured into the United States.
Immigration and Nationality Act
Identify two healthcare laws during the Johnson administration.
Medicare and Medicaid (1965)
__________ was an amendment to the Social Security Act of 1935. It provided basic hospital insurance for Americans in the Social Security system who were age 65 and older.
___________ was an amendment to the Social Security Act of 1935. It provided basic medical services to poor and disabled Americans who were not part of the Social Security system.
Identify three education laws during the Johnson administration.
The Economic Opportunity Act (1964), The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965) , The National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities (1965)
Identify two environmental laws during the Johnson administration.
The Water Quality Act (1965), Clean Water Restoration Act (1966)
Identify one consumer safety law during the Johnson administration.
The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (1966)
While the Great Society programs did not completely alter the United States like Roosevelt's New Deal, they did improve the lives of __________ of individual Americans.
Poverty and infant mortality rates ___________.
Medicare and Medicaid delivered needed healthcare to millions of ________ and ________ Americans.
Head Start and other anti-poverty programs provided the educational tools many ________________ Americans needed to escape __________.
The Great Society victories may not have been as grandiose as Johnson predicted, but they did make a ___________ ___________ on millions of Americans.
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