Entry from US English dictionary
A domestic program in the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson that instituted federally sponsored social welfare programs.
- How is this any different from a Great Society redistribution scheme?
- The federal government's efforts to usher in this Great Society took the form of numerous social welfare programs targeting hunger, joblessness, poor health, bad housing, and other social ills.
- The federal government began to play a significant role in public education when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, a Great Society program designed to help needy students.
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Syllabification: Great So·ci·e·ty
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