Definitions for "Great Society"
President Lyndon Johnson's sweeping program of domestic reform in health care, education, civil rights, and housing, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the establishment of Medicare, a health care plan for the elderly.
Term coined by President Lyndon B. Johnson in his 1965 State of the Union address, in which he proposed legislation to address problems of voting rights, poverty, diseases, education, immigration, and the environment.
ambitious liberal vision pursued by President Lyndon Johnson in the 1960s.
LBJ's far-reaching economic and social plan begun in the boom years of the early 1960's. It achieved some worthwhile goals including Medicare and other workers benefits. It got sidetracked by the financial burden of the Vietnam War.