Nixon's attempts to phase out Model Cities fail

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Model Cities was created by the 1966 Model Cities Grant passed during the Johnson Administration. In 1968 Minneapolis began their Model Cities project planning to improve a designated neighborhood. In 1973 President Nixon attempted to phase out Model Cities. However, the federals courts ordered President Nixon to spend the money Congress allocated for the program.

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