Poverty Great society projEct

Eyconomic Opportunity Act: "war on poverty" eliminate the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty in this nation by opening, to everyone, the opportunity for education and training
  • Year: 1964
  • Effects: regulated federal government
  • Relevant: people are still able to pursue education
Demonstration Cities & Metrapolitian Development Act: a broad urban planning program meant to revitalize cities and improve the welfare of people living in slums and blighted neighborhoods
  • Year: 1966
  • Effects: support for urban renewal and the continuation of anti-poverty programs with federal assistance was offended
  • Relevant: yes, programs today still exist in order to have an anti-poverty environment.
Tax Reduction Act: reduced taxes on individual and corporations while simultaneously reforming the exsisting tax laws
  • Year: 1964
  • Effect: Reduced individual tax rates from 91% to 70% and reduced corporate tax rate from 52% to 48%
  • Relevant: still today used to fix the economy
House & Urban Development Act: introduces federal experimental housing allowance program
  • Year: 1965
  • Effect: led to fraud and is a waste due to poor management damaging to economy due to the expensive prices
  • Relevant: yes, but spending has declined by 34% for households

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