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16/03/1964 LBJ asks Congress to pass Economic Opportunity Act as part of his War on Poverty


50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Economic Opportunity Act


The Poverty Tours (April-May 1964). MP791.

President Johnson called for the act in his Special Message to Congress that presented his proposal for a nationwide war on the sources of poverty. The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 was passed as a part of LBJ’s War on Poverty.
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