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War on Poverty

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Jan 08, 1964

President Lyndon B. Johnson asked Congress to declare an "unconditional war on poverty"

1965

The War on Poverty was scaled back due to the escalation of the Vietnam War

Other events that happened on or around 1965

Nov 05, 1968

Richard Nixon was elected president

Other events that happened on or around November 05, 1968

1968

West Virginia counties reasserted their control over economic opportunity commissions and community action programs, as local officials react to War on Poverty

Other events that happened on or around 1968

1974

Congress abolished the Office of Economic Opportunity poverty agency

Other events that happened on or around 1974


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