The Great Society Mind Map (Poverty (Managed to get Kennedy's tax bill…
The Great Society Mind Map
Managed to get Kennedy's tax bill passed in Congress, also added the idea of a "War on Poverty".
Project was meant to train the unemployed, provide education, and offers healthcare.
Job Corps created in 1964 from Economic Opportunity Act, trained young men and women necessary skills for better jobs, established VISTA
VISTA was similar to Kennedy's Peace Corps, but was deployed in poor American communities in hopes of taking them out of poverty.
65 and older, basic hospital insurance.
Basic health insurance for poor and disabled
National origins act of 1921, 1924
Immigration and Nationality act of 1965, altered US's quota system.
170,000 from Eastern Hemisphere, 120,000 from Western.
Enviorment and Consumer
Sought to imporve over all quality of life.
Books were written to help make consumers more aware of their own issues,. Books such as Silent Spring and Unsafe at Any Speed were meant to warn people about fertilizer and vehicles, respectively.
Books helped laws and acts get passed, such as the Clean Water Restoration Act (1966), The Water Quality Act (1965), and the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (1996)
Project Head Start and Elementary and Secondary Education Act make it so the federal government must give resources to schools and students
Funds were greatly increased for Indian , Mexican, and inner city schools
Necessary to bring about an end to poverty.