Lyndon B. Johnson: The Great Society APUSH Chapter 38. Essential Questions : What was the importance of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, including the establishment of Medicare? How did the Warren Court and the expansion of individual rights ultimately evolve in the Miranda decision? .
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What was the importance of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, including the establishment of Medicare?
How did the Warren Court and the expansion of individual rights ultimately evolve in the Miranda decision?
Johnson’s congressional connections and his Southern Protestant background convinced Kennedy to make LBJ his running mate
This helped Kennedy win states in the south
The tax-cuts spurred economic growth
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal to discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, and sexThe Domestic Agenda
In a speech he outlined a legislative program (Great Society) that would end poverty and racial injustice
He would also try to create a higher standard of living for everyoneBuilding the Great Society
LBJ created Medicare and Medicaid
Created the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Medicare: give low-cost medical insurance to Americans age 65 years and up
Medicaid: extends health care insurance to people on welfare.The Great Society
Ronald Reagan swept to victory in the race for governor of California
The increase in Communist forces in Vietnam began to overshadow the Great Society
Four years after the election, Johnson, who ran on a peace ticket, would be labeled a “hawk” for supporting one of the most divisive wars in recent U.S. HistoryBacklash
This started with Brown v. B.O.E.
Stated free speech included allowing students to wear black armbands to protest the war (Tinker v Des Moines)
Tinker v Des Moines - 1969The Warren Court
Illegally seized evidence couldn’t be used in court
Required criminal courts to provide free legal counsel
(Gideon v. Wainwright)
Right to a lawyer during questioning
People must be read their Miranda rights before questioning
(Miranda v. Arizona - 1966)The Warren Court