This study guide will help you analyze Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” (1964) speech. In addition to help with your analysis, you can find a summary of the text and ideas for putting it into perspective.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) was the 36th president of the United States. Johnson was previously vice president under John F. Kennedy and assumed the presidency of the US after Kennedy was assassinated. The “Great Society” speech was delivered on May 22, 1964, as part of Johnson’s commencement address at the University of Michigan. In his speech, Johnson presents a new vision for the American civilization.
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