April 17, 2012. Goal: Assess the impact of LBJ’s domestic policies. HW/Reminders: Read Ch. 29 Exam (Cold War-Present)—Tuesday, April 24 AP Exam—May 11. What do you know about President Johnson?. LBJ Takes Office, 1963. November 22, 1963 LBJ sworn in aboard Air Force 1.
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April 17, 2012 Goal: Assess the impact of LBJ’s domestic policies. HW/Reminders: • Read Ch. 29 • Exam (Cold War-Present)—Tuesday, April 24 • AP Exam—May 11
LBJ Takes Office, 1963 November 22, 1963 LBJ sworn in aboard Air Force 1
"This nation, this generation, in this hour has man's first chance to build a Great Society, a place where the meaning of man's life matches the marvels of man's labor.“ ~Lyndon Johnson What is Johnson’s message?
"We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. We have talked for a hundred years or more. It is time now to write the next chapter -- and to write in the books of law.“ What do you think Johnson’s stance is on Civil Rights?
LBJ & Civil Rights • Lobbied for Civil Rights Act of 1964 • Outlawed discrimination based on person’s race, color, religion or gender • Prohibited discrimination in employment & public facilities • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):enforced employment clause of Civil Rights Act • Voting Rights Act of 1965 • Also signed acts that banned discrimination in housing & extended voting rights to Native Americans
“We have a right to expect a job to provide food for our families, a roof over their head, clothes for their body and with your help and with God's help, we will have it in America! Thank you.”
LBJ’s “War on Poverty” • Economic Opportunity Act: $1 billion for poverty relief • Project Head Start: early schooling for underprivileged children • Upward Bound: education opportunities for underprivileged high school students • Job Corps: trained unskilled for better jobs • Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA): domestic Peace Corps • Legal Services for the Poor • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): federal aid to low-income apartment renters, built federal housing projects
Thesis Development How did the African American Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s address the failures of Reconstruction?