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# War on Poverty

The term war on poverty, refers to the systematic elimination of poverty on Earth.

War on Poverty (1964-1968) was a campaign of legislation and social services, aimed at reducing or eliminating poverty in the United States of America. The term was first introduced by Lyndon B. Johnson during his State of the Union[?] address on January 8, 1964. The legislation was designed in response to the poverty affecting over 35 million Americans.

The campaign yielded the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964[?] which was signed on August 20, 1964.

"This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America." - Lyndon Johnson

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