How did Johnson's Great Society change the role of the federal government?

1 Answer
Feb 16, 2017

It increased the role of the federal government in managing people's lives by introducing welfare.


The Great Society pursued the evolution introduced by the New Deal of FDR in the thirties. It gave the federal government a greater involvement in the economy and in society. It was also aimed at reducing poverty by contrasting with the traditional market economy that had prevailed before.