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. New major spending programs that addressed education, medical care, urban problems, and transportation were launched during this period. The Great Society in scope and sweep resembled the New Deal but got rid of it.
The "Silent Majority"
an unspecified large majority of people in a country or group who do not express their opinions publicly. The term was popularized (though not first used) by U.S. PresidentRichard Nixon in a November 3, 1969, speech in which he said, "And so tonight—to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans—I ask for your support."
The Watergate Scandal
political scandal resulting from the break-in to the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex inWashington, D.C. Effects of the scandal ultimately led to the resignation of the President of the United States, Richard Nixon, on August 9, 1974, the first and only resignation of any U.S President. It also resulted in the indictment, trial, conviction and incarceration of several Nixon administration officials.
situation when both theinflation rate and the unemployment rate are high.
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