United States History Question of the Day
Answer and Explanation

Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Harry Truman
at signing of Medicare bill, 1965
(Source:Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 0100107:

Which of the following were part of the Great Society programs of the Lyndon B. Johnson presidential administration?

I. Food Stamp Act
II. Head Start
III. Medicare
IV. Civil Rights Act of 1965
V. Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    (A)   I, III, and V only
    (B)   I, II, III, and IV only
    (C)   I and III only
    (D)  II, III, IV and V only
    (E)   all were Great Society programs

    (E)   all were Great Society programs
Explanation: In a speech in May 1964, Johnson stated "We are going to assemble the best thought and broadest knowledge from all over the world to find these answers. I intend to establish working groups to prepare a series of conferences and meetings—on the cities, on natural beauty, on the quality of education, and on other emerging challenges. From these studies, we will begin to set our course toward the Great Society.” Great Society programs sought to eliminate poverty and racial injustice.

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