Lexi's GREAT SOCIETY LEGISLATION, 1964-1966

  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development 1965

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development 1965
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development is also know as (HUD) was made to oversee the nation's housing needs and to develop and rehabilitat urban communities. HUD also provided money for rent supplemnts and low-income housing.
  • Volunteers in Service to America 1964

    Volunteers in Service to America 1964
    Volunteers in Service to America also know as VISTA would send volunteers to help people in poor communities.
  • Economic Opportunity Act of 1964

    Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
    Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 was created to combat casues of priverty such as illiteracy. This act was setting up community action programs to give the poor a voice in defining local housing, health, and education policies.
  • Immigration Act of 1965

    Immigration Act of 1965
    The Immigration Act of 1965 is a law that ended quotas for individual countries and replaced them with more flexible limits.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
    This act gave education aid to states based on the number of children from low-income homes.
  • Water Quality Act, 1965

    Water Quality Act, 1965
    The Water Quality Act of 1965 brought about water and air quality standards and provided funding for environmental research,
  • The National Foundations of the Arts and Humanities, 1965

    The National Foundations of the Arts and Humanities, 1965
    The National Foundations of the Arts and Humanities offered grants to artists and scholars.
  • Medicare 1965

    Medicare 1965
    Medicare is a federal program that provides hospital and low-cost medical insureance to most Americans age 65 and older. This act was by President Lyndon B. Johnson as the amendments to the existing Social Security legislation, and at the signing ceremony Johnson enrolled our former President Harry S. Truman as the first Medicare beneficiary.
  • Medicaid, 1965

    Medicaid, 1965
    Medicaid is a federal program that provides low-cost health insurance to poor Americans of any age.
  • The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966

    The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966
    The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act established safety standards for all vehicles to protect consumers.
  • Clean Water Restoration Act, 1966

    Clean Water Restoration Act, 1966
    The Clean water Restoration Act of 1966 is juat like the Water Quality Act of 1965 brought about water and air quality standards and provided funding for environmental research,