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War on poverty

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Current Event January 13, 2014

War on Poverty


50 years ago President Lyndon Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” The President and Congress created Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start and other programs for low-income Americans. But did we win the war on poverty? Listen to this story and then explore the question with your class.

US History II Civics/Government

Story Length: 8:01

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National Public Radio © 2014 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 01/08/2014


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