LBJ's Neglected Legacy: How Lyndon Johnson Reshaped Domestic by Robert H. Wilson,Norman J. Glickman,Laurence E., Jr. Lynn

By Robert H. Wilson,Norman J. Glickman,Laurence E., Jr. Lynn

During the 5 complete years of his presidency (1964–1968), Lyndon Johnson initiated a panoramic array of family rules and courses, together with such landmarks because the Civil Rights Act, Head begin, nutrients Stamps, Medicare and Medicaid, the Immigration Reform Act, the Water caliber Act, the vote casting Rights Act, Social safeguard reform, and reasonable Housing. those and different "Great Society" courses reformed the government, reshaped intergovernmental family members, prolonged the federal government's position into new public coverage arenas, and redefined federally secure rights of people to interact within the public sphere. certainly, to a outstanding yet mostly overlooked degree,Johnson's household schedule maintains to form and impression present debates on significant concerns corresponding to immigration, wellbeing and fitness care, greater schooling investment, balloting rights, and fresh water, although a lot of his particular rules and courses were changed or, occasionally, dismantled given that his presidency.

LBJ's overlooked Legacy examines the household coverage achievements of 1 of America's top-rated, albeit arguable, leaders. top members from the fields of heritage, public management, economics, environmental engineering, sociology, and concrete making plans learn twelve of LBJ's key household accomplishments within the parts of citizenship and immigration, social and financial coverage, technological know-how and expertise, and public administration. Their findings illustrate the long-lasting legacy of Johnson's selection and ability in benefiting from overwhelming political help within the early years of his presidency to push via an exceptionally formidable and leading edge legislative time table, and emphasize the extreme variety and volume of LBJ's impression on American public coverage and administration.

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