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View Diary: On the anniversary of JFK's assassination, a boatload of speculative what-ifs are still unresolved (144 comments)

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  •  No Voting Rights Act? (2+ / 0-)
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    Betty Pinson, laurnj

    No Civil Rights Act? How about the Great Society Programs, Medicare and Medicaid, Fair Housing Act, Food Stamps, creation of HUD, the Wilderness Act, Clean Water Act and much more?

    The what-ifs focus on the negative. Yet, we might also have missed out on a long list of some of the most important legislation in American history. Other than the disaster of Vietnam, Johnson was a more effective President than Kennedy and the '64 Congressional landslide produced a tremendous opportunity that Johnson seized.

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