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  1. Lecture 5 LBJ

  2. Standard 11.10.5 • Discuss the diffusion of the Civil Rights movement of African Americans from the churches of the rural South and the urban North, including the resistance to racial desegregation in Little Rock and Birmingham and how the advances influenced the agendas, strategies, and effectiveness of the quest of American Indians, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans for civil rights and equal opportunities. • Essential Question: How did Johnson’s Great Society programs change life for most Americans?

  3. LBJ • Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) • TX president used his experience in Congress to get his laws passed • pushed JFK’s policies through • Civil Rights Act • major supporter of the poor

  4. Poverty • War on Poverty • set aside a billion dollars to end the poverty of over 35 million Americans

  5. LBJ’s Domestic Policy • Economic Opportunity Act, 1964 • Job Corps trained kids 16 – 21 for the workforce • Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) • like the Peace Corps but for America • meant to raise the standard of living for the urban and rural poor • educational and vocational training

  6. The Election • Election of 1964 • Barry Goldwater emphasized state over national government • against social programs, urban renewal, and high taxes • LBJ wanted to continue the War on Poverty • “In your guts, you know he’s nuts”

  7. The Great Society • The Great Society • Johnson’s programs to end poverty and racial injustice • Civil Rights reform • VISTA • Promoted education • Job Corps • Head Start • Upward Bound • FAFSA…YAAAAY

  8. Medical Care • Medicare, 1965 • Medicare is part of the Social Security program • it’s health insurance for the elderly • Medicaid, 1965 • Medicaid provides insurance for the disabled and the poor that aren’t part of Social Security

  9. Preschool • Head Start • funded daycare and preschool to prepare underprivileged kids for kindergarten • still exists today

  10. Immigration Act • Immigration and Nationality Act, 1965 • ended severe and in many cases, unfair restrictions

  11. Warren Court • Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963 • states must provide legal counsel to any person accused of a felony • many states only did this for capital crimes • Miranda v. Arizona, 1966 • person must be informed of constitutional rights when arrested