Kennedy and Johnson Years

By jhill21
  • VISTA

    VISTA
    Federal program that sends volunteers to help people in poor communities
  • Economic Opportunity Act, 1964

    Economic Opportunity Act, 1964
    Central to Johnson's Great Society campaign and its War on Poverty.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education, 1965

    Elementary and Secondary Education, 1965
    Provided about $1.4 billion in federal grants to states for purchasing textbooks and library materials, supplementary communitywide educational centers, new research and training centers, and programs to improve state education departments.
  • Medicare, 1965

    Medicare, 1965
    The Social Security Act of 1965 was signed into law on July 30, 1965, by President Lyndon B. Johnson as amendments to existing Social Security legislation. At the bill-signing ceremony, Johnson enrolled former President Harry S. Truman as the first Medicare beneficiary and presented him with the first Medicare card, and Truman's wife Bess, the second
  • Medicaid, 1965

    Medicaid, 1965
    Medicaid was created on July 30, 1965, through Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
  • The National Foundation of the arts and humanities

    The National Foundation of the arts and humanities
    Established a National Endowment for the Arts and a National Endowment for the Humanities and authorized each to make grants for a wide range of activities.
  • water quality act, 1965

    water quality act, 1965
    Required states to issue water quality standards for interstate waters, and authorized the newly-created Federal Water Pollution Control Administration to set standards where states failed to do so
  • Immigration Act of 1965

    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
  • National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety

    National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety
    Allowed new standards to be set by the federal government. Regulation of these standards is also managed by the federal government.