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Great Society Legislation Alleda

By roseb3
  • Economic Opportunity Act 1964

    The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (EOA) was the centerpiece of the "War on Poverty," which in turn was a major thrust of the "Great Society" legislative agenda of the Lyndon Johnson administration. The EOA provided for job training, adult education, and loans to small businesses to attack the roots of unemployment and poverty. Originally coordinated by the Office of Economic Opportunity, many sections of the EOA have been rescinded. However, other important segments have simply been transferr
  • Volunteers in Service to America 1964

    	Volunteers in Service to America 1964
    is an anti-poverty program created by Lyndon Johnson's Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 as the domestic version of the Peace Corps.
  • Immigration Act of 1965

    In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill that has dramatically changed the method by which immigrants are admitted to America. This bill is the Immigration Act of 1965. This act, also known as the Hart-Cellar Act [1], not only allows more individuals from third world countries to enter the US (including Asians, who have traditionally been hindered from entering America), but also entails a separate quota for refugees.
  • Water Quality Act of 1965

    Water Quality Act of 1965
    The Clean Water Act is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution.[
  • The National Foundations of the Arts and Humanities 1965

    The National Foundations of the Arts and Humanities 1965
    an independent agency of the U.S. government that supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Congress enacted the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) (P.L. 89-10), the most expansive federal education bill ever passed to date, on April 9, 1965, as a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty." A former teacher who had witnessed poverty's impact on his students, Johnson believed that equal access to education was vital to a child's ability to lead a productive life.
  • Medicare, 1965

    	Medicare, 1965
    is a social insurance program administered by the United States government, providing health insurance coverage to people who are aged 65 and over, or who meet other special criteria. Medicare operates similar to a single-payer health care system.
  • Medicaid 1965

    Medicaid 1965
    is the United States health program for people and families with low incomes and resources
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development 1965

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development 1965
    is a major revision to federal housing policy in the United States which created the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and instituted several major expansion in federal housing programs
  • The National Traffic and Motor Vechile Safety Act 1966

    An Act to provide for a coordinated national safety program and establishment of safety standards for motor vehicles in interstate commerce to reduce accidents involving motor vehicles and to reduce the deaths and injuries occurring in such accidents.
  • Clean Water Restoration Act, 1966

    	Clean Water Restoration Act, 1966
    The principal law governing pollution of the nation’s surface waters.