The “Great Society”

“I want to talk to you today about three places where we begin to build the Great Society: in our cities, in our country side, and in our classrooms. Our society will never be great until our cities are great. today the frontier of imagination and innovation is inside these cities and not beyond their borders. it will be the task of your generation to make the American city a place where future generations will come not to live, but to live the good life.

A second place where we begin to build the great Society is in our countryside. We have always pride ourselves on being not only America the strong and America the free but America the beautiful. Today that is in danger. The water we drink, the food we eat, the very air that we breath, are threatened with pollution.

A third place to build the Great Society is in the classrooms of America. there your children’s lives will be shaped. Our society will not be great until every young mind is set free to scan the farthest reaches of thought and imagination”

  • President Lyndon B. Johnson Outlines his domestic policies (the “Great Society” program) before congress on Jan. 5, 1995


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