Great Society/Related Articles
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- See also changes related to Great Society, or pages that link to Great Society or to this page or whose text .
- : The broad middle range of intentional social change efforts between passive or uncritical acceptance of the institutions and practices of a society and revolution directed at completely overturning them.
- Social legislation : Add brief definition or description
- Social history : A branch of history that examines ordinary people and their strategies of coping with life, social organizations, social movements and deliberate attempts to induce social change.
- : Federal grants to state and local governments or nonprofit organizations to support, maintain, expand or reform education. In the Great Society period, this was a major expansion of the federal constitutional role. More recently, federal assistance has been further extended to private, church-related and commercial educational ventures and individuals.
- : Unilateral transfer payments from the U.S. national government to state and local governments or nonprofit organizations.
- Medicare : Title 18 of the U.S. Social Security Act. Provides medical and hospital care for the elderly and disabled.
- Medicaid : Title 19 of the U.S. Social Security Act, adopted in 1965. Provides means-tested medical care for the poor.
- Civil rights legislation : Add brief definition or description
- Lyndon B. Johnson : American politician (1908-1973); president 1963–1969; known for his civil rights bills and "The Great Society".
- John F. Kennedy : American politician (1917-1963); president 1961-1963; assassinated in Dallas.
- Robert Kennedy : Add brief definition or description
- Sargeant Shriver : Add brief definition or description
- Wilbur Cohen : Add brief definition or description