Lyndon Johnson & the Great Society (1964-1968) PP Notes for U.S. History

Lyndon Johnson & the Great Society

(1964-1968) PP Notes for U.S. History


9 - 12, Home School


Social Studies/History

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This visually stimulating presentation provides a detailed overview of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society domestic programs while U.S. president (1964-1968). It can be used by instructor as tool to facilitate class discussion (and notes), or uploaded into google classroom for independent student use. The 16 slide presentation is filled with colorful pictures, maps, and other relevant information while providing a platform in which to build additional related activities. If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help!


Topics Include:

* LBJ unveils his Great Society agenda in a commencement speech at the University of Michigan (May 22, 1964).

* LBJ, Barry Goldwater, & the 1964 presidential election.

* LBJ begins 1st full term as president, his experience with Congress, & the treatment.

* LBJ's record on civil rights.

* LBJ's War on Poverty (Economic Opportunity Act, Jobs Corps, Head Start, VISTA, & the Department of Housing & Urban Development).

* LBJ improves access to health care: Medicare & Medicaid.

* LBJ supports lifelong learning & culture (Elementary & Secondary Education Act, National Endowment for Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Public Broadcasting Act of 1967).

* The impact of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring & the Clean Air Act of 1963).

* Debating the Great Society.

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.

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