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Great Society

noun
1.
the goal of the Democratic Party under the leadership of President Lyndon B. Johnson, chiefly to enact domestic programs to improve education, provide medical care for the aged, and eliminate poverty.
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  • Probably some one knew the truth about her, in all that Great Society.

  • And this, again, has been part of the history of every Great Society since history began.

  • There is forming, and shall be formed, a Great Society of men over all England.

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  • Her tales of the Brotherhood, the Great Society, they heard with passion and impatience.

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  • There were certain aldermen of London also that were of the Great Society.

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The name President Lyndon Johnson gave to his aims in domestic policy. The programs of the Great Society had several goals, including clean air and water, expanded educational opportunities, and the lessening of poverty and disease in the United States. (See War on Poverty.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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