04-18a All the Way with LBJ

04-18a All the Way with LBJ - All the Way with LBJ 18 April...

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All the Way with LBJ 18 April 2006 Reading: Ambrose and Brinkley, 190-223 Goodwin, LBJ and the American Dream , foreward, 1-101 Johnson had spent most of his career in congress and knew exactly how it worked.  The first  thing he did was pass all major pieces of legislation that were stuck in the pipeline at Kennedy’s  death (primarily due to Southern Democrats rights). The first of these was the  Higher Education Facilities Act  which was passed in December  1963.  Kennedy believed that with all the baby boomers arriving at college, they needed  monetary support to provide for them.  Its impact helped many things, including our Library, the  Geneva and Sanford Room, and JPR.  This was followed by the  Tax Cut Bill  and other things.  There was a Wilderness Preservation Act, a Mass Transit Bill, and most notably the  Civil Rights  Act of 1964  which outlawed segregation and gender discrimination in many areas of daily life  and had severe penalties for disobedience. In January 1964 Johnson began to introduce a program of his own.  Essentially picking up  Kennedy’s concern for poverty in the US, Johnson declared a full scale  War on Poverty Congress responded in August of 1964 with an  Economic Opportunity Act  which created what  was called the  Office of Economic Opportunity  (OEO).  This should have been called 
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