"The war on poverty is not a struggle simply to support people, to make.
them dependent on the generosity of others," was said in President Johnson's.
State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964 (Johnson). Lyndon B. Johnson.
wanted to continue the unfinished work of President John F. Kennedy's proposals .
on civil rights and taxes before his assassination on November 22, 1963 (Rulon). .
The War on Poverty was to break the cycle of poverty that affected nearly 35.
million Americans (Greenbaum). After the Vietnam War, the government had .
over spent for the war and was unable to compensate the soldiers. There were.
many programs developed to help the Americans who suffered from this war on.
poverty and to bring the employment rate back up. Welfare was a program.
developed in Chicago to help support the poor families, and funds were given to.
help improve Chicago schools. War on Poverty was a success on some counts; a.
lot had changed from the beginning. From the recent increases of America.
economy and social lives, one can tell that America had changed since the.
Vietnam War, riots, and racial issues. President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on.
Poverty influenced many American lives.
America had turned over since the Vietnam War, riots, and racial issues. President .
Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty influenced many American lives. .
What was the War on Poverty? A cycle of poverty that affected nearly 35 million Americans after the Vietnam War (Greenbaum). A name given by President Johnson which meant America had to strive for a rebuilding in the economy and social lives after the war. Johnson was next in line for presidency after John F. Kennedy was fatally shot. He pushed through Congress many laws designed to help the poor and to add to the economic security of other Americans. Many social programs was established from this depression stage.