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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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