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2 Lyndon B. Johnson

3 President Johnson differs from Kennedy in his leadership style

4 LBJ treatment Not content unless he could wholly dominate friend as well as foe, Lyndon Johnson used his body as well as his voice to bend others to his will and gain his objectives. (Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library) LBJ treatment Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

5 L.B. Johnsons Presidency:

6 Johnson calls his new program the Great Society

7 To help poor Americans, Johnson starts what he calls the War on Poverty

8 War on Poverty Johnson wanted to be remembered for his domestic programs, especially his effort to reduce poverty. During his presidency, Congress passed a variety of new programs, including Medicaid and Head Start, that targeted the 35 million Americans living below the poverty line. (Richard Wallmeyer/LBJ Library) War on Poverty Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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10 Between 1965 and 1966, Congress passed 181 of the 200 major bills that President Johnson requested. Some members of Congress were concerned about the rapid pace of reform.

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15 Johnson hopes to change society by ending racial injustice & poverty

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18 Johnson's reforms focus on improving health care Medicare helps people over 65 pay for their medical expenses Medicaid gives health insurance for people with low incomes

19 Science & Technology

20 October 1957 the Soviets launched Sputnik the worlds first artificial satellite, into space The Space Race, Continued: Super-powers compete the propaganda war for Technological SupremacySuper-powers compete the propaganda war for Technological Supremacy


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