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  • November 22nd, 1963
  • What a disaster!
  • I got this!
  • November 27th,1963
  • Make America great
  • We will keep on keepin' on
  • January 8th,1964
  • Together we will fight for war on poverty!
  • President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Vice President Lyndon Johnson is  rushed in as president aboard Air Force One on the tarmac at Dallas' Love Field.
  • May 22nd.1964
  • Go out there and make us proud!
  • LBJ addresses the nation and makes a promise to carry on Kennedy's progressive policies. The speech is credited with uniting the American people—and Congress—behind Johnson.
  • July 2nd,1964
  • Equal rights for all!
  • In his first State of the Union address, Johnson declares "unconditional war on poverty in America." The War on Poverty will become a main focus of LBJ's Great Society programs.
  • Jobs for all! 
  • The president addresses the graduating class of 1964 at the University of Michigan and lays out his plans to build a "Great Society."
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964, introduced by President Kennedy in June 1963, finally becomes law. It bans discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, and gender. 
  • The Economic Opportunity Act creates the Jobs Corps, Community Action Programs (CAP), Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), and the Economic Opportunity Council (EOC). It's a major salvo in Johnson's War on Poverty, with federal funds for job training, adult education, and loans for small businesses and rural families in need.
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