Video encyclopedia

08/01/1964 War on Poverty


LBJ State of Union War on Poverty


War on Poverty: Did we win or lose? | IN 60 SECONDS


History of the War on Poverty


The War on Poverty Continues

President Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty during his State of the Union message before Congress. Johnson set in motion legislation creating programs such as Head Start, food stamps and Work Study. During Johnson's years in office, national poverty declined significantly.
    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Presidency 

    • Early years 

    • Entry into politics 

    • Campaigns of 1960 

    • Vice presidency (1961–1963) 

    • Post-presidency (1969–1973) 

    • Death and funeral 

    • Personality and public image 

    • Legacy