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In the 1960s, Americans embraced the liberal promises and programs of two presidents: John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson. The two men could not have been more different, yet each embraced the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt and sought to reshape the New Deal into their own world vision. For JFK, it was the New Frontier; for LBJ, the Great Society. Each had its triumphs and failures, but together they redefined the role of federal government in American life and culture.

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Chapter 1—JFK (21:03)
JFK's economic programs launched the country on a sustained expansion, while his assault on racism and poverty were cut short by an assassin's bullet.
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Chapter 2—LBJ (15:24)
LBJ's legacy includes his Great Society domestic agenda, landmark civil rights legislation and the American tragedy in Vietnam.


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