Alliance for Peace and Peace Corps to help Third World countries
President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity to end racial discrimination in hiring of govt employees.</li></ul>New Frontier impossible to complete<br /><ul><li>Due to conservative Congress.
Disappointed many civil rights activists = feared splitting Democratic Party.
New Frontier ideas led to President Johnson's "Great Society" </li></li></ul><li>Kennedy’s Campaign for Medicare<br />Basis of Medicare<br />Men 65 years & older & women 62 years & older can receive assistance<br />Also the disabled can receive help<br />Working people should start contributing now<br />Inspired by & eventually tied to the Social Security system<br />
Cold War = US involvement in Vietnam </li></li></ul><li>LBJ’s State of the Union Address<br />LBJ wants to cut the deficit in ½<br />Wants to reduce the size of the gov’t while maintaining the size of the military<br />LBJ pledges to assist the less fortunate<br />“THE GREAT SOCIETY” <br />Declares war on poverty<br />Medicare/Medicad<br />Assistance to the inner cities & rural areas<br />Unemployment assistance & Job creation programs<br />Education Assistance<br />Tax Cuts to stimulate the economy<br />Modernization of schools, libraries, hospitals, & nursing homes <br />
LBJ’s Remarks at the University of Michigan:(May 22, 1964)<br />Next Generation’s challenge = solve the problem of poverty<br />American need to build a “Great Society”<br />abundance and liberty for all <br />three places to build the Great Society<br />in our cities<br />in our countryside<br />in our classrooms<br />
Major Great Society Programs<br />War on Poverty: <br />forty programs that were intended to eliminate poverty by<br />improving living conditions and enabling people to lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty.<br />HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ACT<br />DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBANDEVELOPMENT ACT<br />FOOD STAMP ACT OF 1964<br />URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION<br />
Improving Education<br />Education: sixty separate bills that provided for new and better-equipped<br />classrooms, minority scholarships, and low-interest student loans.<br />HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965<br />NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT of 1968<br />Head Start: program for four- and five-year-old children from low-income families.<br />
HEALTHCARE:MEDICARE ANDMEDICAID<br />Medicare & Medicaid: guaranteed health care to every American over sixty-five and to low-income families. <br />Medicare was eventually passed during the LBJ administration<br />It was first passed on July 30, 1965 <br />It served as an amendment to Social Security<br />
Environment and the Arts<br />The Environment: introduced measures to protect clean air and water.<br />CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1963<br />National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities: government funding for artists, writers and performers.<br />NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS & THE HUMANITIES ACT<br />