Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
By: Nathan Leed
Step 1: Recognizing the Problem
After Kennedy's assassination, President Johnson had a free hand in Congress and he was determined to use it to remake government and society. Johnson declared that the federal government would wage a War on Poverty and his administration proposed a huge array of new subsidy programs for individuals and state and local governments. After Johnson left office, there was a bipartisan consensus in Washington to preserve and even expand his legacy. Overall, Johnson recognized the problem of many needy families and started to put an end to it. After Johnson's time in office, many Presidents following decided to address the problem.