How did Johnson's Great Society change the nation?

1 Answer
Mar 22, 2017

Johnson's Great Society brought more state intervention in the economy to wipe out poverty.


Johnson's Great Society was the continuation of Kennedy's New Frontier, since it aimed at reducing poverty. It was based on Keynesian economics.

The federal programs Medicare and Medicaid, which helped respectively elderly people(over65) and poor people to get Health Care. Its proponents claim that it helped decrease poverty.

Its opponents assert that it brought additional taxes and that authentic market economy is better to run the economy.