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War on Poverty: Success hard to gauge over the decades

January 23, 2014
By Sam Shawver (sshawver@mariettatimes.com) , The Marietta Times

In his 1964 State of the Union address, 50 years ago this month, President Lyndon B. Johnson made a speech to officially declare war on poverty, paving the way for several new social programs designed to provide assistance for poor and unemployed Americans.

 
 

 

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