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Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969 President Johnson differs from Kennedy in his leadership style.

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Slide 2 Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969 Slide 3 President Johnson differs from Kennedy in his leadership style Slide 4 LBJ treatment Not content unless he could wholly dominate friend as well as foe, Lyndon Johnson used his body as well as his voice to bend others to his will and gain his objectives. (Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library) LBJ treatment Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Slide 5 L.B. Johnsons Presidency: Slide 6 Johnson calls his new program the Great Society Slide 7 To help poor Americans, Johnson starts what he calls the War on Poverty Slide 8 War on Poverty Johnson wanted to be remembered for his domestic programs, especially his effort to reduce poverty. During his presidency, Congress passed a variety of new programs, including Medicaid and Head Start, that targeted the 35 million Americans living below the poverty line. (Richard Wallmeyer/LBJ Library) War on Poverty Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Slide 9 Slide 10 Between 1965 and 1966, Congress passed 181 of the 200 major bills that President Johnson requested. Some members of Congress were concerned about the rapid pace of reform. Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 Slide 14 Slide 15 Johnson hopes to change society by ending racial injustice & poverty Slide 16 Slide 17 Slide 18 Johnson's reforms focus on improving health care Medicare helps people over 65 pay for their medical expenses Medicaid gives health insurance for people with low incomes Slide 19 Science & Technology Slide 20 October 1957 the Soviets launched Sputnik the worlds first artificial satellite, into space The Space Race, Continued: Super-powers compete the propaganda war for Technological SupremacySuper-powers compete the propaganda war for Technological Supremacy

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