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US Presidents - Johnson's Great Society

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This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidents - Johnson's Great Society. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

The aftershock of Kennedy's assassination provided a climate for Lyndon Baines Johnson to complete the unfinished work of JFK's “New Frontier”. Johnson moved quickly to establish himself in the office of the Presidency. Despite his conservative voting record in the Senate, Johnson soon reacquainted himself with his liberal roots. LBJ sponsored the largest reform agenda since Roosevelt's New Deal.

He had 11 months before the election of 1964 to prove to American voters that he deserved a chance to be President in his own right. As he campaigned in 1964, Johnson declared a "war on poverty." He challenged Americans to build a "Great Society" that eliminated the troubles of the poor.

Johnson won a decisive victory over his arch-conservative Republican opponent Barry Goldwater of AZ. He was an accomplished legislator and used his connections in Congress and forceful personality to pass his agenda.

By 1966, Johnson was pleased with the progress he had made. But soon events in Southeast Asia began to overshadow his domestic achievements. Funds he had envisioned to fight his war on poverty were now diverted to the war in Vietnam. He found himself maligned by conservatives for his domestic policies and by liberals for his hawkish stance on Vietnam.

The presentation covers the following:

Background
Civil Rights Act
Economic Opportunity Act
Other Programs
“The Great Society”
Johnson’s Successes (2)
Johnson’s Failures
Vietnam
Escalation
End of Presidency
End of Presentation

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