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1 LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON

2 Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) drove through Congress the most ambitious domestic legislative package The Great Society like the New Deal

3 From Texas to Capitol Hill LBJ entered politics (House of reps) 1937 Caught the eye of President Roosevelt LBJ won senatorial race 1948

4 The LBJ Treatment Was a master of party politics Behind the scene maneuvering Rose to powerful senatorial position in 1955 Why was he a good VP choice-from the South (balance Democrats ticket) great amount of experience in Washington D.C.

5 Used Kennedy's memory to get civil rights and tax cut passed February 1964- Congress passed 10 billion tax reduction bill July 1964- passed Civil Rights Act – prohibited discrimination

6 In 1964 LBJ declared an unconditional war on poverty What were the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act Job Corps- provided job training to young people Headstart-early education for lower income

7 The Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater What were some of his political beliefs? End Social Security State rights Use nuclear weapons in Vietnam

8 LBJ was more in tune with US voters LBJ gets 486 electoral votes and 61% of popular vote An easy landslide win for Democrats What was the key aspect of this election The infamous Daisy Spot commercial

9 Johnson outlined his legislative program (Great Society) Try to end poverty and racial injustice

10 Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 Provided more than 1 billion dollars in federal aid for textbooks and library materials Define Medicare and Medicaid – medical care for the poor, medical care for the elderly

11 LBJ began low rent housing projects Established Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Who was Robert Weaver- Secretary of HUD- first African American in a presidents cabinet

12 Immigration Act of 1965 opened for many non- Europeans to settle in US Ended quotas based on nationality

13 Water Quality Act of 1965- requires states to clean up rivers

14 Identify Ralph Nader- lawyer who fought for consumer rights- attacked the auto industry Book- unsafe at any speed

15 Waves of liberal reforms flowed through the Supreme Court in 1960s Examples Banned school prayer Limited power of censorship Allowed for more free speech

16 Mapp V. Ohio Gideon V. Wainright Escobedo V. Illinois Miranda V. Arizona Exclusionary Rule-evidence obtained illegally must be excluded Must have a lawyer at trial Must have a lawyer present during questioning Must be read your Constitutional rights when arrested

17 The Great Society and Warren Court changed the United States No president in the post-World War II era extended the power and reach of the federal government more than Lyndon Johnson Funding for the Great Society became a concern, especially with the war in Vietnam expanding


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