In his 1964 State of the Union Address, President Johnson launched an “unconditional war on poverty.” “Our aim,” he said,


In his 1964 State of the Union Address, President Johnson launched an “unconditional war on poverty.” “Our aim,” he said, “is not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it.” What presidential role did he play by giving a State of the Union Address which announced a war on poverty?


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