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Great Society

noun
1.
the goal of the Democratic Party under the leadership of President Lyndon B. Johnson, chiefly to enact domestic programs to improve education, provide medical care for the aged, and eliminate poverty.
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  • Man as he is can neither enter into nor create a Great Society nor enjoy peace which comes of love.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • Probably some one knew the truth about her, in all that Great Society.

  • This is what this Great Society with its auxiliary societies has been and is now doing most successfully.

  • And this, again, has been part of the history of every Great Society since history began.

  • The members of this Great Society when they reach the age of twenty-one have a duty to perform which should be a sacred one.

    Citizenship Emma Guy Cromwell
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Great Society definition


The name President Lyndon Johnson gave to his aims in domestic policy. The programs of the Great Society had several goals, including clean air and water, expanded educational opportunities, and the lessening of poverty and disease in the United States. (See War on Poverty.)

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