Lyndon Baines Johnson & The Great Society. The goals of the Great Society were to end poverty and racial injustice, create a higher standard of living, provide equal opportunity for all, and improve the quality of life for all. War on Poverty– Economic Opportunity Act.
Congress gave money to build low- rent public housing and help families in need pay for better private housing
Silent Spring (Rachel Carson) showed the effects of pesticides and pollution on the environment
Peter Francis Geraci
Frustration, a lack of public support, division within the Democratic Party and continued problems at home and in Vietnam led to Johnson’s decision not to run for reelection in 1968