Presentation on theme: "Date: Topic: Great Society and Women’s Rights. Topic: How did various social issues impact the 2 nd half of the 20 th century? Do Now: Take out handout."— Presentation transcript:
Date: Topic: Great Society and Women’s Rights. Topic: How did various social issues impact the 2 nd half of the 20 th century? Do Now: Take out handout from Thursday on WARREN COURT.
Your imagination, your initiative, and your indignation will determine whether we build a society where progress is the servant of our needs, or a society where old values and new visions are buried under unbridled growth. For in your time we have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the 'Great Society'
How did Michael Harrington’s book impact the government’s reaction to poverty? Where have we seen this before? How did the OEO work to address poverty in the United States?
How were Johnson’s programs impacted by the Vietnam War?
The Women’s Rights Movement Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 barred job discrimination on the basis of sex as well as race. The National Organization for Women (NOW) formed in 1966 to push for legislation guaranteeing equality for women. Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1972 and sent it to the states for ratification. The amendment stated “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.” Amendment The Equal Opportunity Act of 1972 required employers to pay equal wages for equal work. Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 gave female college athletes the right to the same financial support as male athletes.