ap history 11 - Sarah Kinsler Essay #11 December 11, 2009...

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Sarah Kinsler Essay #11 December 11, 2009 Lyndon B. Johnson served as the President of the United States from 1963-1966. During his term as president, he faced many political, economic, and social problems. Johnson believed in the active use of power, and he used his legislative power to respond to the problems he faced. Through his reform program known as the “Great Society”, Johnson tried to help the economy. He acted on social problems with the Civil Rights Acts. In response to these things came political problems for Johnson, which he responded to wearily. Johnson was committed to fighting the “war on poverty”. He felt that it was possible for the country to conquer poverty. To do so he proposed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. The act hoped to strike the causes of poverty and hopefully ride the nation of it. It gave Americans opportunity in education and helped hem find work. It would provide plans for communities to fight their own poverty and help them carry out these plans (B). This was one way that Johnson fought poverty. Another way that he fought poverty was the enactment of Medicare. There was a growing concern in the country on how to meet the costs of health care (A). Johnson enacted Medicare in response to this alarm in 1965. Medicare is a program to provide federal aid to the elderly for medical expenses. The benefits of Medicare were available
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ap history 11 - Sarah Kinsler Essay #11 December 11, 2009...

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