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Johnson's proposals for aid to public education, voting rights, conservation, and beautification projects, medical care for the elderly and elimination of poverty
Great Society
A preschool program for children from low-income families that also provides health care, nutrition services and social services
Head Start
Federal program that sends volunteers to help people in poor communities
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)
Federal program that provides hospital and low-cots medical insurance to most Americans age 65 and older
Federal program that provides low-cost health insurance to poor Americans of any age
Law that ended quotas for individual countries and replaced them with more flexible limits
Immigration Act of 1965
Rule that police officers must inform persons accused of a crime of their legal rights
Miranda rule
Distribution of seats in a legislative body
What domestic programs did Johnson propose?
The Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, tax relief, medical benefits for the elderly and the poor (Medicare/Medicaid), educational assitance, programs to fight poverty, easing immigration restrictions, funding for cultural and consumer measures, environmental protection
Describe three landmark decisions handed down by the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren.
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965): the courts ruled the states could not prohibit birth control; Baker v. Carr (1962): held that state reapportionment had to be on the basis of "one person, one vote"; Miranda v. Arizona (1966): court ruled that police must make suspects aware of their rights before questioning
Identify the major effects of the Great Society.
It created new social programs and used government to attack social problems head-on, especially through the launching of the war on poverty. Gains were limited, by the increase in military spending for the Vietnam war.