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.
The article informs that in 1953 the federal government reported an official poverty rate, this was the first time this was done. Gallaway’s article essentially describes the war on poverty. Gallaway argues that the war on poverty, unintentionally, creates slow economic growth, greater income inequality, and high poverty rates. The author broadly examines poverty and economic growth and as a result, it is concluded that those who are below the poverty line are no longer impacted by any economic growth. In 2010, 15.75 million of America’s 70 million children were classified as living in poverty.
Poverty is affecting billions of people around our world and the number is growing with each day. Many people think they can avoid the effects of poverty, but it is something that affects all of our daily lives. Many people see poverty as a person who lacks money, although this is true poverty is caused by many more things than being without money. Just the fact that one in two children live in poverty can help people see clearly the impact it has on our world. Poverty truly does influence the type of care and treatment a person will receive when they need it.
Mistaking Poverty Throughout the text, “Changing the Face of Poverty,” Diana George is certainly precise when claiming that the common representations of poverty limit our understanding of it. She expresses that most of our knowledge of poverty becomes misinterpreted due to advertisements, media, and images. Consequently, the way that we look at poverty focuses around that in which is in third-world countries, but poverty can be anywhere, even in your backyard. American citizens are the audience for the text, because Americans typically portray as being wealthy, happy people who are oblivious to the poverty-stricken areas surrounding them.
Many Americans were working in unfit conditions with very low wages amd then they would come home to unfit homes as shown on page 602. This shows how uneven wealth was distributed among the country because the government was more concerned with thier own growth than the well being of the
She begins by talking about her college experience of how her own professors and fellow students believed and “always portrayed the poor as shiftless, mindless, lazy, dishonest, and unworthy” (Paragraph 5). This experience shocked her because she never grew up materialistic. She brings up the fact that she is the person with the strong and good values that she has today because she grew up in a poor family. In culture, the poor are always being stereotyped.
Therefore do not allow the appearance to mislead you. Poverty is not a black, white, Asian or a Dominican issue, it is an everybody issue. Last but not least George referenced -Bell hooks, outlaw cultre which stated that constructively changing the ways the poor are represented in every aspect of life is one progressive intervention that can challenge everyone to look at the face of poverty and not turn away, she couldn’t have said it any better. Overall This particular essay hit home for me and affirmed that there are a large number of people who believes and agrees that there is more to poverty than what is being portrayed to
In the article “How I Discovered the Truth about Poverty” Barbara Ehrenreich gives her view in poverty and explains why she think Michael Harington’s book “The Other American” gives a wrong view on poverty. She explained that Harrington believes that the poor thought and felt differently and what divides the poor was their different “culture of poverty.” Ehrenreich goes on to explain on how the book that became a best seller caused so many bad stereotypes on the poor that by the Reagan era poverty was seen as “bad attitudes” and “faulty lifestyles” and not by the lack of jobs or low paying jobs. And they also viewed the poor as “Dissolute, promiscuous, prone to addiction and crime, unable to “defer gratification,” or possibly even set an alarm clock.”
Pathos dominates the article when Ehrenreich allows her nephews mother in law, grandchildren, and daughter to move into her house. The situation focuses on pathos because in Ehrenreich’s personal story she includes that “Peg, was, like several million other Americans, about to lose her home to foreclosure” (338). She is effective in her writing by appealing to the readers’ emotions through visual concepts and personal experiences. When I read the article, I felt emotional because the working poor are not fortunate to know if they will have a house or food the next day. I agree with Ehrenreich in which the poor are as important as the wealthy group who get more recognition.
The author wants the reader to continously think about what poverty means to her, such as “Poverty is being tired” in paragraph 3, “Poverty is dirt” in paragraph 4, and “Poverty is looking into a black future.” in paragraph 10. This reminds the audience that not everyone suffers from poverty in the same way. For the author, poverty is having to take care of family when all the odds are against you, and this is what gives the reader a perfect understanding of it. As stated in the passage, “Listen to me.
Poverty has been a consistent problem throughout history. No matter what the median income, unemployment or overall prosperity level is, there will always be people who are in a state of poverty. Despite being one of the most prosperous countries in the world, the United States is not immune to it either. In 2010 the University of Michigan’s National Poverty Center calculated that twenty-two percent of children living in the United States lived in poverty, exceeding the average fifteen percent of the overall individuals living in the United States (npc.edu). Women also are twice as likely to live in poverty then men are and even larger percentages of people living in poverty are found in minorities living in the United States.
People who have ever attended a college football game realize how many people can fit in the stadium, and thinking about over 10 the size of a football stadium is a little overwhelming. With a number larger than 900 thousand people in the state of Alabama living in poverty, how can the next generation be working to decrease that number to a number that will hopefully one day be nonexistent? There are two things that the next generation can do to help abolish poverty in the United States as a whole. First, the knowledge of poverty needs to be shared. In a small town in Alabama, many people are unaware that poverty is in their own backyard, or, if people are aware of it, they do not realize hoe proximal it is to them.
In the 1960’s forty million Americans lived under the poverty line according to the documentary watched in class on Wednesday. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s solution to this was something called the Great Society. This was basically the start of welfare, and the start of a large portion of the country being more dependant on the government than on themselves. The Great Society made it acceptable to not pursue a path of personal success, and instead allowed for generation after generation to accept government aid in place of working for themselves and their
The story shows how you should always be thankful for what you have because it could be gone within a second. Growing up underprivileged definitely teaches you things that you would not have learned or viewed in that way if you were middle class/upper class. Growing up poor can have a huge effect upon yourself, but you learn, develop and become
Everything going on in the world has cause and effects. Not only to a couple of individuals or community, but to everyone. And looking at poverty, it should be eliminated, or at least decreased because of the effects it has towards our society, health,