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Module 7 Outline 7.01 According to President Johnson, what were the characteristics of a “Great Society”? The characteristics of a “great society” are the people and federal government working together to end poverty and racial injustices. Who were the “poor” in the 1950s and 1960s? What were their lives like? The poor of the 1950’s and 60’s were mostly black Americans due to disproportionate living conditions and lack of civil liberties. Briefly describe the War on Poverty. The war on Poverty involved providing more access to education, job training, and housing. What were the differences between conservatives and liberals in the 60s? The differences between conservatives and liberals in the 60’s was that liberals were for change and putting spending into the communities to better the people while conservatives were cautious of change and spending as well as opposed to civil rights at the time. How did the Great Society programs impact Americans? The Great Society programs impacted Americans by passing many acts and programs to fight against poverty and unemployment which can still be found today such as the civil rights act, the voting rights act, and the economic opportunity act. What happened to the Great Society? The Great Society ended up being overshadowed by the vietnam war and the need to divert money towards the military but was successful in the way of passing civil rights legislation. How do the Great Society programs under Johnson compare to the New Deal programs started by Roosevelt? Great Society programs compare to the New deal programs because the great society programs focused on providing education, job training, housing to focus on the problems within the community except were overshadowed by war at the time.while
the New deal programs worked on

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