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Comparing Kennedy and Johnson

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Comparing Kennedy’s New Frontier and Johnson’s Great Society Comparing Kennedy’s New Frontier and Johnson’s Great Society Charlotte Adams March 18, 2011 HIS 135 Paul Sunderman
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Comparing Kennedy’s New Frontier and Johnson’s Great Society Kennedy’s New Frontier and Johnson’s Great Society focused on many of the same key ideas, which were lowering unemployment and poverty rates, dealing with discrimination against minorities, and the Space Race (Rooney, 2007). Although Kennedy was assassinated before he could see his plans for the space program come to life, he set the foundation, and following presidents fulfilled his ideas. Kennedy did achieve a major economic success. In 1961, he made amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act that raised minimum wage and gave the Government control of how much (or how little) larger businesses paid their employees (Rooney, 2007). Kennedy hoped to make medical care for the poor and elderly, and equal rights for minorities available to the people who needed it, but Congress at the time would not agree with
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Unformatted text preview: his views. Although he was unable to see his ideas through, Johnson made Kennedy’s dreams a reality. Johnson’s Great Society succeeded in many of the areas Kennedy’s New Frontier did not. For example, Kennedy wanted to create healthcare programs for the poor and elderly in America, and while he could not, Johnson was victorious in introducing the Medicaid and Medicare programs. President Johnson also made many other changes to environmental laws, and passed both the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act to provide minorities the same rights that non-minority people had (Rooney, 2007). Comparing Kennedy’s New Frontier and Johnson’s Great Society REFERENCES Rooney, S. (2007). Comparing Kennedy’s new frontier with Johnson’s great society. Retrieved from http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/468439/comparing_kennedys_new_frontier_wi th.html...
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