Lyndon Johnson referred to his package of social and economic aid to the poor as a war on poverty. Some say that poverty won the war.
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Th Office of Economic Opportunity was created under President Johnson's Great Society Program.
The speech led the United States Congress to pass the Economic Opportunity Act, which established the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) to administer the local application of federal funds targeted against poverty.
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Lyndon Johnson was the president who declared war on poverty. Poverty won.
In a series of speeches, Lyndon Baines Johnson declared an unconditional war on poverty and said the nation to set its course toward a Great Society
President Lyndon B. Johnson declared 'war on poverty' in his State of the Union address January 8, 1964 and the "Economic Opportunity Act of 1964" was signed into law August 20, 1964 .
The US Civil War was an un-declared war.
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The war on poverty.
Johnson declared war on poverty. He did not win. He did not declare war on Vietnam but sent 500,000 troops there. He did not win.
The United States declared war on Japan in 1941, during President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
During the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, the president began a series of programs aimed at reducing poverty in the US. This "war on poverty" has not been a success. Poverty remains a problem in the US.