Great Society Legislation.

By b.lind

    The program increased employment opportunities for conscientious people who felt they could contribute to the War on Poverty.
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    Great Society Legislation

  • Econimic Oppurtunity Act

    Econimic Oppurtunity Act
    The EOA provided for job training, adult education, and loans to small businesses to attack the roots of unemployment and poverty.
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    HUD was founded as a Cabinet department in 1965, as part of the "Great Society" program of President Lyndon Johnson, to develop and execute policies on housing.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education

    Elementary and Secondary Education
    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.
  • Medicaid

    . Among the groups of people served by Medicaid are certain U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including low-income adults and their children, and people with certain disabilities.
  • Medicare

    President Lyndon Johnson signed into law Medicare, which provides low-cost hospitalization and medical insurance for the nation's elderly.
  • The National Foundations of the Arts and Humanities

    The National Foundations of the Arts and Humanities
    This act promotes progress and scholarship in the humanities and the arts in the United States.
  • The Water Quality Act.

    The Water Quality Act.
    Prevented water pollution by requiring states to establish and enforce water quality standards for interstate waterways.
  • Immigration Act of 1965

    Immigration Act of 1965
    Under the Act, 170,000 immigrants from the Eastern Hemisphere are granted residency, with no more than 20,000 per country
  • Clean Water Restoration Act

    Clean Water Restoration Act
    Fine of $100 per day on any person who failed to submit reports required by the law.
  • The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

    The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
    The Act created the National Highway Safety Bureau. The Act was one of a number of initiative by the government in response to increasing number of cars and associated fatalities and injuries.