SAT Subject US History Practice Question 197: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 197

88. Which president's domestic programs were collectively known as the Great Society?

A. Franklin D. Roosevelt
B. Harry S. Truman
C. Dwight D. Eisenhower
D. John F. Kennedy
E. Lyndon B. Johnson

Correct Answer: E


Johnson's domestic program was called the Great Society because it had enormous ambitions for changing "society," that is, everyday American life, by promoting civil rights and other important programs to help the poor, the working class, and minorities.

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