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Great Society
Updated: 3/22/2020
Great Society
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  • In may of 1964 at the University of Michigan Lyndon B. Johnson made his "Great Society" speech where he talked about his goals of ending poverty and racial injustice.
  • The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice.
  • In June of 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This act banned discrimination in public areas, and this act called for the integration of schools.
  • Let us close the springs of racial poison
  • In August of 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act. This act funded vocational training for people, and created job corps to train young people for their future jobs. This act was intended to fight poverty.
  • It strikes at the cause of poverty.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson won the election in 1964 in a landslide victory. This allowed him to continue to help people for another term. In his inaugural address he talks about how everyone needs to be helped regardless of race or gender.
  • In a land of great wealth, families must not live in hopeless poverty. In a land rich in harvest, children just must not go hungry.
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