Lyndon B Johnson's Great Society Speech

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Lyndon B Johnson's Great Society Speech Lyndon B. Johnson is mostly known for being the president of the United States, but that is not all he was. He became Vice President of the United States in 1960. After John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Johnson became President of the United States (Lyndon B). May 22, 1964, Johnson spoke passionately and empathetically at a political event in Ann Arbor Michigan to President Hatcher, Governor Romney, Senators McNamara and Hart, Congressmen Meader and Staebler, and members of the Michigan delegation about building a Great Society to help eliminate hard times for the poor (Johnson). Johnson conveys his message about building a Great Society by using pathos, ethos, and logos, by using personal information to appeal to our emotions, and by using plausible statistics. In 1964 Johnson had officially declared “war on poverty” (Lyndon). His speech was effective in getting better…show more content…
“The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents. It is a place where leisure is a welcome chance to build and reflect, not feared because of boredom and restlessness” (Johnson). Johnson wants America to be a place where people enjoy living. He is passionate about putting an end to poverty and racial discrimination. “And our society will never be great again until our cities are great. Today the frontier of imagination and innovation is inside those cities and not beyond their borders” (Johnson). He wants people to work towards making their cities better first, and then building our society up to make it great again. “Poverty must not be a bar to learning, and learning must offer and escape from poverty” (Johnson). Poverty should not control a person from getting an education or not. An education must allow a person to escape away from poverty and forget all of the horrible things about the
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