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  • Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)

    Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)
    supports efforts to alleviate poverty by encouraging individuals from all walks of life toengage in a year of full-time service, without regard to regular working hours
  • Economic Opportunity Act

    Economic Opportunity Act
    was central to Johnson's Great Society campaign and its War on Poverty. Implemented by the since disbanded Office of Economic Opportunity, the Act included several social programs to promote the health, education, and general welfare of the poor.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
    is a United States federal statute enacted April 11, 1965. The Act is an extensive statute which funds primary and secondary education, while explicitly forbidding the establishment of a national curriculum.
  • Medicaid

    is the United States health program for people and families with low incomes and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state and federal governments, and is managed by the states.
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
    HUD is a Cabinet department in the Executive branch of the United States federal government. Although its beginnings were in the House and Home Financing Agency, it 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 and metropolises.
  • Medicare

    Medicare 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.
  • The National Foundations of the Arts and Humanities

    The National Foundations of the Arts and Humanities
    This was to promote progress and scholarship in the humanities and the arts in the United States, and for other purposes.
  • Water Quality Act

    Water Quality Act
    is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution. Commonly abbreviated as the CWA, the act established the goals of eliminating releases of high amounts of toxic substances into water, eliminating additional water pollution
  • Immigration Act of 1965

    Immigration Act of 1965
    abolished the National Origins Formula that had been in place in the United States since the Immigration Act of 1924. It was proposed by United States Representative Emanuel Celler of New York, co-sponsored by United States Senator Philip Hart of Michigan, and heavily supported by United States Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.[2]
  • The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act

    The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act
    was enacted in the United States in 1966 to empower the federal government to set and administer new safety standards for motor vehicles and road traffic safety.
  • Clean Water Restoration Act

    Clean Water Restoration Act
    entitled the Clean Water Restoration Act of 1966, authorized the Secretary of Interior, in cooperation with the Secretary of Agriculture and the Water Resources Council, to conduct a comprehensive study of the effects of pollution, including sedimentation, in the estuaries and estuarine zones of the U.S. on fish and wildlife, sport and commercial fishing, recreation, water supply and power, and other specified uses