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  • J.F.K’s New Frontier to L.B.J’s Great Society
  • PRESIDENT KENNEDY
    • 35th President of the U.S., 1961-63
    • Served in WWII
    • Senator from Massachusetts
    • Popular president
    ACHIEVEMENTS / EVENTS
    • New Frontier
    • Space race---put a man on the moon
    • Berlin Wall built
    • Alliance for Progress and Peace Corp
    • Cuban Missile Crisis
    • U.S. involvement in Vietnam
    • Negotiates first nuclear test ban treaty with Soviets
    • Assassinated, Nov. 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald?
  • Kennedy's New Frontier Domestic Program
    • Federal funding for education
    • Medical care for the elderly
    • Government intervention to halt the recession with tax cuts.
    • End to racial discrimination.
    • Established
    • 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.
    New Frontier impossible to complete
    • Due to conservative Congress.
    • Disappointed many civil rights activists = feared splitting Democratic Party.
    • New Frontier ideas led to President Johnson's "Great Society"
  • Kennedy’s Campaign for Medicare
    Basis of Medicare
    Men 65 years & older & women 62 years & older can receive assistance
    Also the disabled can receive help
    Working people should start contributing now
    Inspired by & eventually tied to the Social Security system
  • Kennedy Assassination
    lbj sworn in
    November 22, 1963
    Dallas, TX
  • PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON
    Major Events
    • Civil Rights Movement
    • Civil Rights Act, 1964
    • Voting Rights Act, 1965
    • War On Poverty = "Great Society"
    • Anti-Poverty Act, 1964
    • Education reform
    • Cold War = US involvement in Vietnam
  • LBJ’s State of the Union Address
    LBJ wants to cut the deficit in ½
    Wants to reduce the size of the gov’t while maintaining the size of the military
    LBJ pledges to assist the less fortunate
    “THE GREAT SOCIETY”
    Declares war on poverty
    Medicare/Medicad
    Assistance to the inner cities & rural areas
    Unemployment assistance & Job creation programs
    Education Assistance
    Tax Cuts to stimulate the economy
    Modernization of schools, libraries, hospitals, & nursing homes
  • LBJ’s Remarks at the University of Michigan:(May 22, 1964)
    Next Generation’s challenge = solve the problem of poverty
    American need to build a “Great Society”
    abundance and liberty for all
    three places to build the Great Society
    in our cities
    in our countryside
    in our classrooms
  • Major Great Society Programs
    War on Poverty:
    forty programs that were intended to eliminate poverty by
    improving living conditions and enabling people to lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty.
    HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ACT
    DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBANDEVELOPMENT ACT
    FOOD STAMP ACT OF 1964
    URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION
  • Johnson & the War on Poverty
  • Improving Education
    Education: sixty separate bills that provided for new and better-equipped
    classrooms, minority scholarships, and low-interest student loans.
    HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965
    NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT of 1968
    Head Start: program for four- and five-year-old children from low-income families.
  • HEALTHCARE:MEDICARE ANDMEDICAID
    Medicare & Medicaid: guaranteed health care to every American over sixty-five and to low-income families.
    Medicare was eventually passed during the LBJ administration
    It was first passed on July 30, 1965
    It served as an amendment to Social Security
  • Environment and the Arts
    The Environment: introduced measures to protect clean air and water.
    CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1963
    National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities: government funding for artists, writers and performers.
    NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS & THE HUMANITIES ACT
  • GREAT SOCIETY
  • 5min LBJ Great Soc