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Lyndon Johnson, The War on Poverty, and the “Great Society”

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    "You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea."

    - Medgar Evers


    Read the following overview of President Lyndon Johnson's attempts to transform American society by addressing economic inequality in the United States. Then read the two accompanying documents, Johnson's "War on Poverty" speech, and the timeline of "Great Society" legislation. Once you have read through these, answer the three questions at the bottom of this page.

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    Respond: Complete the attached worksheet. Be sure to use the PEA method when responding, Point, Evidence, Analysis.


    Submit your worksheet on the next page.