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From the New Frontier to the Great Society. Kennedys Inauguration Kennedy = the youngest & 1st Roman Catholic President Kennedy = the youngest & 1st Roman.

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1 From the New Frontier to the Great Society

2 Kennedys Inauguration Kennedy = the youngest & 1st Roman Catholic President Kennedy = the youngest & 1st Roman Catholic President Kennedy states that America lies on the verge of a New Frontier Kennedy states that America lies on the verge of a New Frontier JFK declares that a generation tempered by war & a hard peace has arrived JFK declares that a generation tempered by war & a hard peace has arrived To Latin America, JFK pledges an alliance for progress To Latin America, JFK pledges an alliance for progress

3 Kennedys Strategy Talks Vice President Johnson, House Speaker Sam Rayburn, & Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield confer with JFK about new policies Vice President Johnson, House Speaker Sam Rayburn, & Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield confer with JFK about new policies Key legislative goals = Medicare for the elderly, higher minimum wage & assistance for education Key legislative goals = Medicare for the elderly, higher minimum wage & assistance for education

4 Kennedys Campaign for Medicare Basis of Medicare Basis of Medicare Men 65 years & older & women 62 years & older can receive assistance Men 65 years & older & women 62 years & older can receive assistance Also the disabled can receive help Also the disabled can receive help Working people should start contributing now Working people should start contributing now Inspired by & eventually tied to the Social Security system Inspired by & eventually tied to the Social Security system

5 Johnsons Campaign for Medicare Medicare was eventually passed during the LBJ administration Medicare was eventually passed during the LBJ administration It was first passed on July 30, 1965 It was first passed on July 30, 1965 It served as an amendment to Social Security It served as an amendment to Social Security

6 LBJs 1 st Address to Congress: November 27, 1963 Addresses Congress shortly after the death of JFK Addresses Congress shortly after the death of JFK Vows to continue JFKs policies Vows to continue JFKs policies Peace Corps Peace Corps Space Program Space Program Civil Rights Civil Rights Commitment to West Berlin & South Vietnam Commitment to West Berlin & South Vietnam Asks for unity & cooperation in pursuing JFKs goals Asks for unity & cooperation in pursuing JFKs goals Pledges support for the United Nations Pledges support for the United Nations Urges the passage of the Civil Rights Bill Urges the passage of the Civil Rights Bill

7 LBJs State of the Union Address (January 8, 1964) LBJ wants to cut the deficit in ½ LBJ wants to cut the deficit in ½ Wants to reduce the size of the govt while maintaining the size of the military Wants to reduce the size of the govt while maintaining the size of the military LBJ pledges to assist the less fortunate LBJ pledges to assist the less fortunate Declares war on poverty Declares war on poverty Assistance to the inner cities & rural areas Assistance to the inner cities & rural areas Unemployment assistance & Job creation programs Unemployment assistance & Job creation programs Education Assistance Education Assistance Tax Cuts to stimulate the economy Tax Cuts to stimulate the economy Modernization of schools, libraries, hospitals, & nursing homes Modernization of schools, libraries, hospitals, & nursing homes

8 LBJs Remarks at the University of Michigan: (May 22, 1964) Next Generations challenge = solve the problem of poverty Next Generations challenge = solve the problem of poverty American need to build a Great Society American need to build a Great Society abundance and liberty for all abundance and liberty for all three places to build the Great Society three places to build the Great Society in our cities in our cities in our countryside in our countryside in our classrooms in our classrooms

9 Johnson & the War on Poverty

10 Bibliography Slide #1 Slide #1 Johnson Photo: Johnson Photo: JFK Photo: JFK Photo: Slide #2 Slide #2 Life Magazine: Life Magazine: Time Magazine: Time Magazine: Slide #3 Slide #3 JFK & LBJ: Kennedyjohnson.jpg JFK & LBJ: Kennedyjohnson.jpghttp://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/wiki/images/thumb/d/dd/225px- Kennedyjohnson.jpghttp://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/wiki/images/thumb/d/dd/225px- Kennedyjohnson.jpg Slide #5 Slide #5 Johnson signing Medicare Bill: Johnson signing Medicare Bill: Slide #6 Slide #6 Johnson Stamp: Johnson Stamp: Slide #7 Slide #7 Johnson on the Phone: Original Photo: Johnson on the Phone: Original Photo: Slide #8 Slide #8 Johnson at U.M.: Johnson at U.M.: Slide #9 Slide #9 Chart: Chart:


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