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4.Explain Johnson’s Great Society.How does the Civil Rights movement change during Johnson’sadministration?
Barry GoldwaterSenator Goldwater voted against the civil rights act and was a conservative republican in 1964 presidential election.Barry Goldwater also attacked the federal income tax, the Social Security system, the Tennessee Valley Authority,civil rights legislation, the nuclear test-ban treaty, and the Great Society. He wanted a less intrusive federalgovernment. He lost by largest margin in history.Great SocietyPresident Johnson called his version of the Democratic reform program the Great Society. In 1965, Congress passedmany Great Society measures, including Medicare, civil rights legislation, and federal aid to education. Johnsoncalled for a “Great Society” resting on “abundance and liberty for all. The Great Society demands an end to povertyand racial injustice, to which we are fully committed in our time.Civil Rights Act of 1964Passed by LBJ, this act made racial, religious, and sex discrimination by employers illegal and gave the governmentthe power to enforce all laws governing civil rights, including desegregation of schools and public places.Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965Abolished the "national-origins" quota and doubled the number of immigrants allowed to enter annually. Allowedclose family members to be excluded from the count. Immigration was largely from Asia and Latin America. It createdhemispheric ceilings on visas issued: 170,000 for persons fromoutside the Western Hemisphere, 120,000 for persons from within. It also stipulated that no more than 20,000 peoplecould come from any one country each year.Medicare and MedicaidMedicare is a program added to the Social Security system in 1965 that provides hospitalization insurance for theelderly and permits older Americans to purchase inexpensive coverage for doctor fees and other health expenses.Medicaid is afederally aided, state operated program that provides medical benefits for low-income persons in needof medical care.
Highway Safety ActHighway Safety Act 1966 established safety standards for automobile manufacturers andhighway design. It also required states to set up highway safety programs.

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