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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. 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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    1. 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

    2. What do you know about President Johnson?

    3. LBJ Takes Office, 1963 November 22, 1963 LBJ sworn in aboard Air Force 1

    4. "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?

    5. "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?

    6. 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

    7. “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.”

    8. 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

    9. Election of 1964

    10. Thesis Development How did the African American Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s address the failures of Reconstruction?