During his great commitment address at the university of Michigan on may 1964
Johnson enunciated the theme for his presidency
The united states was wealthy enough to improve the lives of all americans
America would become a great society
Lyndon B. Johnson, one of the most controversial U.S. presidents of modern times, fought more for African American equality than any president since Abraham Lincoln and sought to use the nation's wealth to eradicate poverty.
"Johnson has on the race problem, been the most effective mediator [in congress] between the North and South.
In 1948, Johnson was elected to the U.S. senate and in 1953, he became minority leader.
These included medicare, a system of health insurance for the elderly under the social security program, and the voting rights Act (1965), which outlawed illiteracy tests that had been used to prevent African Americans from voting.
War on poverty
Aimed to reduce and eventually to eliminate poverty in the United States.
Raised the income level.
but also help the poor learn through education.
Job training, and community development.
OUTCOMES OF THE GREAT SOCIETY
The Great society expanded American democracy by enfranchising millions of African Americans previously excluded from the polls, realign the American party system on such away that women and racial minorities gained greater traction in American Governance, and opened American work places to greater gender and racial, diversity.
The opposed the Great society from its inception, contending it unnecessarily expanded the size and power of the federal government and simply cost too much.
The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all.
so will you join the battle to give every citizen the full equality when God enjoins and the law requires, what ever his belief, or race, or the color of his skin.
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