USH Module 7 Note Taking Guide.odt - 7.01 The Great Society...

This preview shows page 1 - 4 out of 15 pages.

7.01 The Great Society The Big Ideas Who were the “poor” in the 1950s and 1960s? What were their lives like?
Briefly describe the War on Poverty.
What were the differences between conservatives and liberals in the 60s?
What were the Great Society programs?
How did the Great Society programs impact Americans?
-Infant mortality falls by one-third (1965-1975) -About eight percent of the poor had never seen a doctor (1970) -About 11 percent of American families lack indoor plumbing (1970) -The median income (income level at the midpoint between those earning the most and those earning the least) of African American families rose by 53 percent and unemployment rate falls by over a third (1960s) -About 27 percent of African Americans living in poverty (1968) What happened to the Great Society?
How do the Great Society programs under Johnson compare to the New Deal programs started by Roosevelt?
Vocabulary Civil rights legislation – legal protection for basic human rights and from discrimination of those rights based on physical or mental differences Conservative – a political view favoring limited government size and expenditures and caution in making changes
Desegregation –

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture