Presentation on theme: "The Great Society A War on Poverty The War in Vietnam The Civil Rights Act of 1964 The Voting Rights Act of 1965."— Presentation transcript:
The Great Society A War on Poverty The War in Vietnam The Civil Rights Act of 1964 The Voting Rights Act of 1965
The Texans Family
LBJs Resume Congressional Staffer Member of the House of Representatives U.S. Senator –Majority Leader Vice-President
The Johnson Treatment Reputation of being overpowering and intimidating Invaded personal space: nose to nose persuasive and personable rather than elegant and charming Glencoe American History text p.855
The Texans Style
War on Poverty There are tens of millions of Americans who are beyond the welfare state. Taken as a whole there is a culture of poverty…bad health, poor housing, low levels of aspiration, and high levels of mental distress. Twenty percent of a nation, some 32,000,000. Michael Harrington, author of the Culture of Poverty 1962
War on Poverty The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice. LBJ 1964 Medicare and Medicaid Head Start HUD Job Corps Water Quality and Clean Air Acts Highway Safety Act Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
The 1964 Election
1964 Republican Candidate AZ Sen. Barry Goldwater LYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHAtUjJpV LY Conservatives take over the 1964 Republican National Convention uQ&mode=related&search=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix7is2yU- uQ&mode=related&search= Y&mode=related&search=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIxlsr3UUk Y&mode=related&search= Ronald Reagan campaigns for AgH20
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution Rk8zzAw&NR=1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQDi Rk8zzAw&NR=1 A US ship was attacked on 2 August But was there a second?
Tet Offensive 1968
The 1968 Decision p?pid=28772http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.ph p?pid=28772
1968 Tet Offensive 5-w19w&mode=related&search=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i214f 5-w19w&mode=related&search= –Cronkites editorial –President Johnson If Ive lost Cronkite, Ive lost the American people.