Name______________________________ Per_____

LBJ and the Great Society

Explain the impact of each of the following:

The War on Poverty (pg.685)


Medicare and Medicaid


Immigration Act of 1965


Silent Spring by Rachael Carlson


Unsafe at Any Speed by Ralph Nader


The Warren Court




1. How did LBJ earn the nickname "Landslide Lyndon" ?




2. Describe the "Johnson treatment" ? [A personal Voice (pg.684)]




3. What was Barry Goldwater's conservative philosophy regarding the role of the federal government ? (pg.685)



4. What specific Goldwater policies turned off the voters ? (pg.685)



5. How did the Great Society attempt to tackle each of the following issues ? (pg.687)

a. poverty


b. cities


c. education


d. racial discrimination


e. environment


f. consumer advocacy


6. What did the Great Society programs indicate about the changing role of the federal government ?




7. Explain how each of the following Warren Court decisions expanded the rights of the accused. (pg.688-689)

Brown v. Board of Education (1954)


Mapp v. Ohio (1961)


Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)


Escobedo v. Illinios (1964)


Miranda v. Arizona (1966)



8. What are the three main elements of the Miranda rights ? (pg.689)





9. How did some of the Warren Court's decisions contribute to an increased crime rate in the 1970's ? (pg.690)




10. Describe some of the key failures of the Great Society ? (pg.690-691)