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Great Society Legislation Timeline

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    Great Society Timeline

  • Economic Oppurtunity Act, 1964

    Economic Oppurtunity Act, 1964
    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.
  • Volunteers Service to America (VISTA) 1964

    Volunteers Service to America (VISTA) 1964
    Is an anti-poverty program created by Lyndon Johnson's Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 as the domestic version of the Peace Corps. Initially, the program increased employment opportunities for conscientious people who felt they could contribute tangibly to the War on Poverty.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
    enacted April 11, 1965. It was passed as a part of the "War on Poverty" and has been the most far-reaching Federal legislation affecting education ever passed by Congress. The Act is an extensive statute which funds primary and secondary education, while explicitly forbidding the establishment of a national curriculum
  • Medicare, 1965

    Medicare, 1965
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), administers Medicare, Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Along with the Departments of Labor and Treasury, CMS also implements the insurance reform provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Social Security Administration is responsible.
  • Medicaid, 1965

    Medicaid, 1965
    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.[1] 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
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development 1965

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development 1965
    The department was established on September 9, 1965, when Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act[1] into law. It stipulated that the department was to be created no later than November 8, sixty days following the date of enactment. The actual implementation was postponed until January 13, 1966, following the completion of a special study group report on the federal role in solving urban problems.
  • The National Foundations of the Arts and Humanities, 1965

    The National Foundations of the Arts and Humanities, 1965
    AN ACT To provide for the establishment of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities to promote progress and scholarship in the humanities and the arts in the United States, and for other purposes.
  • 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
  • Water Quality Act, 1965

    Water Quality Act, 1965
    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 by 1985, and ensuring that surface waters would meet standards necessary for human sports and recreation by 1983.
  • The National Traffic and Motor vehicle Safety Act of 1966

    The National Traffic and Motor vehicle Safety Act of 1966
    The Act was one of a number of initiative by the government in response to increasing number of cars and associated fatalities and injuries on the road following a period when the number of people killed on the road had increased 6-fold and the number of vehicles was up 11-fold since 1925.
  • Clean Water Restoration Act of 1966

    Clean Water Restoration Act of 1966
    Advocacy groups representing utilities, industry, agriculture and landowners are mounting an offensive against the proposed Clean Water Restoration Act, which is coming up for committee vote in the Senate.