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Chapter 20 Section 3 The Great Society. From the Texas Hills to Capitol Hill Lyndon Baines Johnson Grew up in Texas.

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1 Chapter 20 Section 3 The Great Society

2 From the Texas Hills to Capitol Hill Lyndon Baines Johnson Grew up in Texas

3 From the Texas Hills to Capitol Hill LBJ idolized FDR and his leadership style

4 From the Texas Hills to Capitol Hill In the senate-proved a master of party politics and behind the scenes maneuvering

5 From the Texas Hills to Capitol Hill Legislative success helped him to catch the eye of JFK

6 Johnson’s Domestic Agenda After becoming President, he wanted to continue Kennedy’s agenda

7 Johnson’s Domestic Agenda Feb 1964-Congress passes an $11 billion tax cut

8 Johnson’s Domestic Agenda July-Johnson signs Civil Rights Act of 1964

9 War on Poverty 1964-LBJ declared a “war on poverty”

10 War on Poverty August Congress enacts Economic Opportunity Act

11 War on Poverty EOA created… Job Corps- a youth training program

12 1964 Election Johnson popular Led nation through a difficult time

13 1964 Election Republicans nominate Conservative(ish) Republican senator from Arizona- Barry Goldwater

14 1964 Election Goldwater’s beliefs

15 1964 Election Johnson’s views –Government can and should fix social and economic problems Goldwater seemed to alarm people

16 1964 Election Johnson capitalized on the fear of the people

17 1964 Election LBJ won by a landslide

18 Building the Great Society “The Great Society demands an end to poverty and racial injustice”

19 Landmark Legislation Elementary and Secondary Education Act of

20 Landmark Legislation Medicare- provides hospital insurance and low-cost medical insurance for almost every American 65 and older Medicaid- extended health insurance to welfare recipients

21 Landmark Legislation Congress appropriated funds to build 240,000 units of low rent public housing

22 Landmark Legislation Immigration Act of allowed for annual quota of

23 Landmark Legislation Water Quality Act of Required states to clean up rivers

24 Reforms of the Warren Court A wave of liberal reform swept through the Supreme Court Warren Court

25 Reforms of the Warren Court Warren Court also addressed issue of reapportionment

26 Reforms of the Warren Court Warren Courts also expanded the rights of people accused of crimes Mapp v Ohio Gideon v Wainwright

27 Reforms of the Warren Court Escobedo v. Illinois –Court ruled than an accused person has a right to have a lawyer present during questioning by the police Miranda v Arizona –Suspects must be read their rights before questioning –Miranda Rights


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