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Lyndon B. Johnson. The Great Society . the great society. The Great Society was LBJ’s plan to improve the quality of living in America over the next half century using the power and wealth America had.

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lyndon b johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

The Great Society

the great society
the great society
  • The Great Society was LBJ’s plan to improve the quality of living in America over the next half century using the power and wealth America had.
  • “We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.”
  • This “Great Society” was LBJ’s solution for the war on poverty. This plan improved the lives of millions of Americans by setting up programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
what was the great society
What was the great society?
  • How LBJ currently viewed America.
  • The city in How To Train Your Dragon.
  • LBJ’s vision for future America.
  • A music video by LMFAO ft. Snoop Lion.
how did the great society affect america
How did “the great society” affect america?
  • It didn’t.
  • It implemented programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Made bounty hunting illegal in Bosnia.
  • Reforms and Decisions in Congress to improve the economy.
medicare and medicaid
Medicare and Medicaid
  • Medicare - It provided basic hospital insurance for anyone under social security over the age of 65 years old.
  • Medicaid

- It provided basic medical care for the poor and disabled Americans.

Medicaid and Medicare delivered much needed healthcare to everyone across America which was not in place before.

what was medicare
What was medicare?
  • Medical care for Poor and Disabled.
  • Medical care for Apache Helicopters.
  • Medical care for famous people.
  • Medical care for the elderly.
what was medicaid
What was Medicaid?
  • Medical Care for the Elderly?
  • Medical Care for Poor and Disabled.
  • A form of dance found in the desert regions of Madagascar and sometimes even a little in Australia.
how did medicare medicaid affect murica
How did medicare/Medicaid affect murica’
  • Providing free healthcare to those who needed it most.
  • Everything.
  • No.
  • Yes.
elementary and secondary education act 1965
Elementary and secondary education act (1965)
  • Another main focus of “The Great Society” was education. This was especially focused towards schools in poorer communities.
  • It provided federal funds to improve school libraries, learning centers, and language laboratories.
  • The act increased funding mainly for indian, inner city, and Mexican-American schools.
what did the act do
What did the act do?
  • Increased funding for schools
  • Made school illegal
  • Added new subjects to school
  • Open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur
when was the act passed
  • 2153
  • 4 BCE
  • 1965
  • 1956
water quality act clean water restoration act
Water Quality Act/Clean Water Restoration act
  • Books were written to raise awareness about protecting the environment and the consumer.
  • Rachael Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) which detailed how fertilizer and pesticides where damaging our environment.
  • Ralph Nader’s Unsafe at Any Speed (1965) attacked the automotive industry for it’s lack of concern for passenger safety.
  • Aimed to improve water and air standards in the country.
  • The act was focused especially on the ecological health of waterways for fishing and swimming.
  • The act is largely ineffective because it calls for connecting pollution to polluter. However it did raise nationwide awareness to the environmental situation.
what did the acts aim to do
what did the acts aim to do?
  • Create Purina filters
  • To improve water and air standards in the country
  • Improve the economy through science
  • Listen to Lady Gaga’s – Applause every day for the rest of it’s life
what did the acts do
What did the acts do?
  • Raised awareness in America towards the environment
  • Made Teagan sad
  • Made Zach sad
  • Made Shane sad
national traffic and motor vehicle safety act
National traffic and motor vehicle safety act
  • It was enacted by LBJ in 1966 with the intention to empower the federal government to set and administer new safety standards for motor vehicles and road traffic safety
  • Motor vehicle death rate dropped noticeably after this act was put into place
  • New road rules include: Required seat belts for every passenger, Required doors that would not fly off in a crash, impact absorbing steering wheels, and shatter resistant windshields and defrosters for windows
  • Before this was enacted, more Americans died in traffic related incidents than in any of the wars before
why was the act created
Why was the act created?
  • Because there was no speed limit
  • Because there were no highways
  • Because there was no drivers education
  • Because more people died in traffic accidents than war
which one of these was not a new road rule
Which one of these was NOT a new road rule
  • Required seatbelts for passengers
  • Required speed limits for certain types of cars
  • Required shatter proof glass
  • Required doors that would not fly off the car in the event of an accident (or for just no reason)
immigration and nationality act of 1965
Immigration and nationality act of 1965
  • Also known as the hart-seller act it abolished the national origins formula that had been in place in America since the emergency quota act of 1921.
  • The emergency quota act restricted the number of immigrants admitted from any country annually to 3% of the number of residents from that same country living in the United States.
  • This act opened up the doors to millions of immigrants and provided America with a plethora of ideas, talents, and skills.
why was the act created1
  • To limit the number of immigrants who could come to the US
  • To remove the 3% restraint on immigrants from any given country
  • To pave the way to George W. Bush’s presidency
  • To make the road safety laws more strict
what was the act also known as
What was the act also known as?
  • The Heart-Salesman act
  • The Hart-Stallion act
  • The Hart-seller
  • The Hert-Cellar act