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Great Society

A series of programs launched by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s to improve quality of life for Americans. The Great Society saw a number of innovative programs. Some were more successful than others. Medicare and Medicaid, which greatly reduce medical expenses for the elderly and the poor, proved popular though expensive. Food stamps were intended to improve food security, though critics maintain that they encourage recipients to eat unhealthily. The Great Society also increased federal funding for universities and created the National Endowment for the Arts.
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from the Great Society ideas to modern times, offering dozens of color maps compiling the demographic dimensions of poverty across the country.
It's very much a liberal law in the tradition of a Great Society [which included social programs originated by President Johnson].
The Great Society subway; a history of the Washington Metro.

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