Was president Johnson's Great Society successful?

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Oct 25, 2016

Johnson's Great Society might be considered successful, but one must look at all facets before drawing conclusions.


The Great Society was sort of successful in that it pursued some key reforms and began some vital programs which have had a lasting effect on our society, some of the most impacting ones being Medicare and Medicaid. While it did help people who couldn't stand up for themselves, it definitely built the people's dependence on the government. This semi-negative impact discouraged hard work, which led to people not having the incentive to make American better.

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