The Great Society was a set of domestic programs instituted by president Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 and 1965. LBJ believed that the New Deal hadn’t gone far enough in launching domestic programs, and his goal was to eradicate poverty in the United States. The key problem he faced in doing this was that many white voters thought that anti-poverty laws only helped black voters (and vice-versa), and he aimed to convince the people that it would benefit all sides. One of his first accomplishments was passing the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act, which offered citizens benefits such as student food funding, the Job Corps, legal services, and most controversially Community Action Programs (which were canceled in 1968 due to funds control). Other outcomes of the Great Society include: The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, anti-poverty laws, food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, the 1965 Education Act, and more. In the end, Johnson was not able to fully accomplish all that he had promised due to a massive increase in military spending for the Vietnam War.