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Module 7 – 7.01: The Great Society The Big Ideas Who were the “poor” in the 1950s and 1960s? What were their lives like? children, migrant laborers(a worker who moves from place to place seeking work, usually referring to movement according to the seasons in farming work), or the elderly. They lived in cities as well as rural areas and a disproportionate number were African-American. Conditions worsened in inner cities as wealthy whites moved to the suburbs They often did not have access to health care, adequate housing, or regular income. Briefly describe the War on Poverty. In the summer of 1964 Johnson declared "war on poverty in America" and signed his Economic Opportunity Act It was a very liberal vision, one that saw the federal government as responsible for securing and improving Americans' well-being. Not all Americans supported his ideas.
What were the differences between conservatives and liberals in the 60s?
What were the Great Society programs?
How do the Great Society programs under Johnson compare to the New Deal programs started by Roosevelt?

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