SW 417 9-15-16
SW 417 9-15-16 SW 417
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Date Created: 09/18/16
91516 The Great Society ● The largest social reform since the New Deal ○ End poverty ○ Equality ○ Improve education ○ Rejuvenate cities ○ Protect environment (first time people started thinking about protecting the environment) ● Factors that lead to this ○ Civil rights movement and emphasis on social justice ○ Rising poverty ○ Political orientation of Kennedy1st Catholic president (postassassination) and the Johnson administration ○ The Other America and other exposés of poverty ■ Shocked America by revealing that 25% of people lived in poverty ○ Window of opportunity as cultural, political, and social forces aligned Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 ● Established Office of Economic Opportunity ● Created Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) ● Job corps provided job training to young men ● Community action programs: education, housing, healthcare, job training for impoverished ● Head start: medical care, education, and parental services for low income preschoolers Medicare and Medicaid ● Title XVIII and XIX of Social Security Act ● Passed in 1965 ● Medicareelderly ● Medicaidpoor Impact of Great Society ● Wilderness Protection Act ● Elementary and Secondary Education Act ● Voting Rights Act ● Omnibus Housing Act ● Air and Waste Water Quality Acts ● Higher standards for safety in consumer products Johnson and War on Poverty ● Poverty rates dropped by half in 14 years ● Significant gains overshadowed by overpromises School desegregation ● Brown v Board of Education overturned Plessy v Ferguson (separate but equal ruling) ● De jure racism is by jurisdiction (law) ● De facto racism continues today Challenges to Jim Crow ● Montgomery bus boycott ● Student lunch counter protests ● Freedom riders ● March on Washington ● Freedom summer ● Selma, AL ● Loving v Virginia (interracial marriage) MexicanAmerican civil rights ● Xenophobia, exploitation or workers, political marginalization ● Labor organizing
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