I jumped off the old troop ship, And sank in mud up to my hips. It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods. College enrollment will increase by more than 3 million. Paxton was born in Chicago but raised in Arizona, where he developed his musical talents at a young age. Judy Collins Pleasant Street. We must seek an educational system which grows in excellence as it grows in size.

We are still far from that goal. Green fields and dense forests are disappearing. It will be the task of your generation to make the American city a place where future generations will come, not only to live but to live the good life.
Worst of all expansion is eroding the precious and time honored values of community with neighbors and communion with nature. Hold on to Me Babe Lyrics. Many of you will live to see the day, perhaps 50 years from now, when there will be 400 million Americans - four-fifths of them in urban areas.

So I want to talk to you today about three places where we begin to build the Great Society - in our cities, in our countryside, and in our classrooms. I understand that if I stayed here tonight I would see that Michigan students are really doing their best to live the good life. While our Government has many programs directed at those issues, I do not pretend that we have the full answer to those problems. Today we must act to prevent an ugly America. Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" speech May 22, 1964. I jumped off the old troop ship, And sank in mud up to my hips. I cussed until the captain called me down. 5. It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community. Our society will not be great until every young mind is set free to scan the farthest reaches of thought and imagination. Each year more than 100,000 high school graduates, with proved ability, do not enter college because they cannot afford it. “And his legislative genius.

I am trying everyone to please. There your children's lives will be shaped. But that is just the beginning. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. Bottle of Wine Lyrics.

For once the battle is lost, once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. Today the frontier of imagination and innovation is inside those cities and not beyond their borders. It is harder and harder to live the good life in American cities today.

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Please enable Cookies and reload the page. I intend to establish working groups to prepare a series of White House conferences and meetings - on the cities, on natural beauty, on the quality of education, and on other emerging challenges. This is the place where the Peace Corps was started. The loss of these values breeds loneliness and boredom and indifference. Most of our qualified teachers are underpaid, and many of our paid teachers are unqualified. For half a century we called upon unbounded invention and untiring industry to create an order of plenty for all of our people. For better or for worse, your generation has been appointed by history to deal with those problems and to lead America toward a new age. It means preparing youth to enjoy their hours of leisure as well as their hours of labor. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time. Woodrow Wilson once wrote: "Every man sent out from his university should be a man of his Nation as well as a man of his time.". And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted. It is a place where leisure is a welcome chance to build and reflect, not a feared cause of boredom and restlessness. But most of all, the Great Society is not a safe harbor, a resting place, a final objective, a finished work. So we must give every child a place to sit and a teacher to learn from. I am trying everyone to please. For in your time we have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.

Will you join in the battle to build the Great Society, to prove that our material progress is only the foundation on which we will build a richer life of mind and spirit? For a century we labored to settle and to subdue a continent. And high school enrollment will rise by 5 million. I have come today from the turmoil of your Capital to the tranquility of your campus to speak about the future of your country. Poverty must not be a bar to learning, and learning must offer an escape from poverty. A third place to build the Great Society is in the classrooms of America. 7. Support ushistory.org and buy a poster for your wall! Nearly 54 million - more than one quarter of all America - have not even finished high school. Lyndon Johnson told the nation, "Have no fear of escalation. In many places, classrooms are overcrowded and curricula are outdated. I came out here today very anxious to meet the Michigan student whose father told a friend of mine that his son's education had been a real value. They require us to create new concepts of cooperation, a creative federalism, between the National Capital and the leaders of local communities. //]]>. I jumped off the old troop ship, And sank in mud up to my hips. Tom Paxton (1937- ) is an American folk musician, and was a part of the folk revival of the 70’s. I am trying everyone to please.

Will you join in the battle to give every citizen an escape from the crushing weight of poverty? Aristotle said: "Men come together in cities in order to live, but they remain together in order to live the good life." You can help build a society where the demands of morality, and the needs of the spirit, can be realized in the life of the Nation. Tom Paxton: Lyndon Johnson told the nation (1965) Tom Paxton is an American folk musician, active during the Vietnam War era as both a singer and a songwriter. Ain’t That News Tom Paxton.

It is a place where man can renew contact with nature. It stopped his mother from bragging about him. But I do promise this: We are going to assemble the best thought and the broadest knowledge from all over the world to find those answers for America. Well, we can find both here at Michigan, although perhaps at different hours. The Name Of The Game Is Stud Lyrics. But more classrooms and more teachers are not enough. And if we cannot educate today's youth, what will we do in 1970 when elementary school enrollment will be 5 million greater than 1960? Within your lifetime powerful forces, already loosed, will take us toward a way of life beyond the realm of our experience, almost beyond the bounds of our imagination. Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation. President Hatcher, Governor Romney, Senators McNamara and Hart, Congressmen Meader and Staebler, and other members of the fine Michigan delegation, members of the graduating class, my fellow Americans: It is a great pleasure to be here today. Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation Lyrics.

It is inspiring to see how all of you, while you are in this country, are trying so hard to live at the level of the people. This means better training for our teachers. So, will you join in the battle to give every citizen the full equality which God enjoins and the law requires, whatever his belief, or race, or the color of his skin? Written By Tom Paxton. 1. This university has been coeducational since 1870, but I do not believe it was on the basis of your accomplishments that a Detroit high school girl said, "In choosing a college, you first have to decide whether you want a coeducational school or an educational school.". The water we drink, the food we eat, the very air that we breathe, are threatened with pollution. Those who came to this land sought to build more than just a new country. Our success in that pursuit is the test of our success as a Nation. And from these meetings and from this inspiration and from these studies we will begin to set our course toward the Great Society. This public-domain content provided by the Independence Hall Association, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1942. Though it isn't really war, We're sending fifty thousand more, To help save Viet nam from Viet Namese." Today that beauty is in danger. One of the most prolific musicians in his genre, paxton has released 62 albums It is a place which honors creation for its own sake and for what it adds to the understanding of the race. More on Genius "Hold on to Me Babe" Track Info. "http":"https";t.getElementById(r)||(n=t.createElement(e),n.id=r,n.src=i+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js",s.parentNode.insertBefore(n,s))}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); ... Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation 4. I cussed until the captain called me down. I do not agree. There are those timid souls who say this battle cannot be won; that we are condemned to a soulless wealth. [CDATA[ A second place where we begin to build the Great Society is in our countryside. We have always prided ourselves on being not only America the strong and America the free, but America the beautiful. Open land is vanishing and old landmarks are violated. The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents.

7K 4. We have the power to shape the civilization that we want. This process is automatic. New experiments are already going on. Tim Buckley I Know Where I'm Going. I cussed until the captain called me down. Our parks are overcrowded, our seashores overburdened. So in the next 40 years we must re-build the entire urban United States. Your imagination, your initiative, and your indignation will determine whether we build a society where progress is the servant of our needs, or a society where old values and new visions are buried under unbridled growth. Today, 8 million adult Americans, more than the entire population of Michigan, have not finished 5 years of school. Follow @genius But we need your will, your labor, your hearts, if we are to build that kind of society. A few years ago we were greatly concerned about the "Ugly American." lyndon johnson told the nation genius The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents.

These are three of the central issues of the Great Society. 6. In the remainder of this century urban population will double, city land will double, and we will have to build homes, highways, and facilities equal to all those built since this country was first settled. The solution to these problems does not rest on a massive program in Washington, nor can it rely solely on the strained resources of local authority. The purpose of protecting the life of our Nation and preserving the liberty of our citizens is to pursue the happiness of our people. It is a challenge constantly renewed, beckoning us toward a destiny where the meaning of our lives matches the marvelous products of our labor. So let us from this moment begin our work so that in the future men will look back and say: It was then, after a long and weary way, that man turned the exploits of his genius to the full enrichment of his life. Lyndon Johnson told the nation, "Have no fear of escalation. So I have come here today to your campus to say that you can make their vision our reality. Follow @genius on Twitter for updates Though it isn't really war, We're sending fifty thousand more, To help save Viet nam from Viet Namese." President Hatcher, Governor Romney, Senators McNamara and Hart, Congressmen Meader and Staebler, and other members of the fine Michigan delegation, members of the graduating class, my fellow Americans: It is a great pleasure to be here today. Will you join in the battle to make it possible for all nations to live in enduring peace - as neighbors and not as mortal enemies? You have the chance never before afforded to any people in any age. Tom Paxton Once I Was. Lyndon Johnson told the nation, "Have no fear of escalation.