After President Lyndon B. Johnson became president, he was ambitious and quickly took action to make changes in the United States. Like President Kennedy, he supported an antipoverty initiative and launched his War on Poverty to start a series of federal programs and agencies to support low-income families. Johnson indeed stood for democratic ideals even though critics might have not wanted federal money to be spent on the poor and the minorities. In particular, the Office of Economic Opportunity allowed American Indians to have their own antipoverty programs as well. Then, in 1965, Johnson established Medicare and Medicaid to support the elderly and the needy. By increasing the government’s role in funding education and healthcare, Johnson
DBQ: (Form A)
1. Analyze the international and domestic challenges the United States faced between 1968 and 1974, and evaluate how President Richard Nixon’s administration responded to them.
1. Explain the ways that participation in political campaigns and elections in the United States changed between 1815 and 1840, and analyze forces and events that led to these changes.
DBQ: (Form A)
1. In what ways did ideas and values held by Puritans influence the political…
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