Johnson And Nixon Civil Rights Analysis

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Register to read the introduction…They both envisioned a unified America with nonexistent social issues. But they differed on how they carried out with the hard task they took upon themselves. Johnson’s main concern when he took the presidential seat was that of ensuring the continuance of the Civil Rights legislation left behind by Kennedy; and so he did. In 1964 The Civil Rights Act was devised. The act put a halt to discrimination between the masses and minorities as a whole, and furthermore engaged into reenacting the ideas the original Act was meant to do. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was created for the sole purpose of inspecting and putting a stop to discrimination in job environments. Furthermore the National Organization for Women was constituted for the intent of sustaining women’s equality in the American society. During Johnson’s tenure achievements towards the issue of unemployment were made. The unemployment rate fell to a mere percentage of 4 and there was an economic expansion of about 6%. In order to improve an average American’s life quality, LBJ provided various donations and many student loans, despite racial discrimination issues between student masses or the economic background they might have grown up with. The politics LBJ adopted during both his presidential reigns in regards to social issues somewhat benefited the American society but most of Johnson’s notion…show more content…
In regards to the line of action LBJ took in relation to foreign policies, there were many controversies amongst the masses. When LBJ first started his first term as the president of the United States, he took things slowly, and fought communism in Vietnam from afar .The Vietnam War led students create various movements to protest against being drafted in the war. Moreover, most of the American citizens were discontent with how tardy and sluggish the government changes were, and they were frustrated with the issues the Vietnam War brought. Due to the opposition’s strong persistence, LBJ decided to change his ploy. Negations with Hanoi took place in Paris, where it resulted in a partial halting of the bombings. When Nixon took the presidential seat, he decided to pursue the same line of action his predecessor had taken. He immediately declared that he would be the one to put a stop to the Vietnam War for good. But his proclamations were only made for the sole purpose of gaining political power and stardom. Another trait that they both shared in dealing with foreign policies was the habit of lying and hiding information from the masses. Both manipulated facts and lied about the truth to many people. Both Johnson and Nixon shut down from most people that surrounded…show more content…
Johnson believed in the utopia resembling notion of a unified America. We might even say that he was too much in love with America. Johnson’s ideals were great for his time. He had aces under his sleeves when it came to making reforms in the domestic front. But unfortunately he was not aware of every card that was in the deck. He knew too little about Vietnam, and consequently he did not know how to handle the issue wisely. LBJ was a broken record in the walls of American History. He left his presidential seat victorious on the home front and head down on the foreign front. Nixon on the other hand was the poor one who did good deeds but also the big bad wolf that was caught red handed. He is depicted as a tragic hero because when he lost he won and when he won he
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