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Johnson’s Great Society Act or Program Major Provisions Ideals. Banned discrimination in voting, public accommodations and facilities. Prohibited discriminatory practices in voter registration. Banned racial discrimination in the sale and renting of most housing.

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Johnson’s Great Society

Act or Program Major Provisions Ideals

Banned discrimination in voting, public accommodations and facilities.

Prohibited discriminatory practices in voter registration.

Banned racial discrimination in the sale and renting of most housing.

Ended poll taxes in federal election.

Provided medical care for the aged under Social Security.

Began a joint federal and state program to pay medical bills for low-income families and persons

Civil Rights Act, 1964

Voting Rights Act, 1965

Civil Rights Act, 1968 (Fair Housing Act)

Twenty-Fourth Amendment

Medicare

Medicaid

Eliminate racial injustice

Eliminate poverty, share the abundance, overcome disease


Johnson’s Great Society

Act or Program Major Provisions Ideals

Eliminate poverty, share the abundance, revitalize cities.

Permit a life of freedom, eliminate injustice

Revitalize cities

End ignorance, permit life of freedom

Several programs: Job Corps, Neighborhood Youth Corps, VISTA, Project Head Start, Operation Upward Bound, College Work Study

Ended national origins quota system: admitted immigrants n basis of family relationships and national needs.

Created new Cabinet-level agency to administer public housing programs.

Reorganized administration of transportation services under Cabinet-level agency.

Granted funds directly to public schools: provided instructional materials for public, private, parochial students.

Continued grants for college construction and student loans.

War on Poverty (Economic Opportunity Act)

Immigration Act, 1965

Department of Housing & Urban Development

Department of Transportation

Elementary & Secondary Education Act, 1965

Higher Education Act, 1965


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