Nation: THE 89TH CONGRESS: Acting on the Visionary

THE thrust and direction of the prodigious 89th Congress were set by Lyndon Johnson in two speeches. Before a University of Michigan audience at Ann Arbor on May 22, 1964, the President called on the nation to "create new concepts of cooperation, a creative federalism, between the national capital and the leaders of local communities." In his State of the Union address to the assembled Congress in Washington last Jan. 4, he defined his own soaring dreams of what American life should be. "Our nation," he said then, "was created to help strike...

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