Was the Great Society successful?
Well, for short-term yes, long-term no. First let me just say, The great society was a domestic program that was intended to end poverty, racial discrimination, create more schools and education, better medical care, and help the economy. President Lyndon B. Johnson created this program after John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Some things from his program are still in use today like Medicare and Medicaid, others were very helpful to minorities like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and education opportunities. So it did not last though because we entered the Vietnam war and it just strained the economy.
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Lyndon Johnson was the President who started the Great Society programs. The Great Society was a set of domestic programs proposed or enacted in the United States on the initiative of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Two main goals of the Great Society social reforms were the elimination of poverty and racial injustice.