Lyndon B Johnson Domestic Policies Essay

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President Kennedy vs. President Johnson: Foreign and Domestic Policies President Kennedy was presidency was hard fought, even though he was roman catholic, he still managed to pull 51% of the votes. I think he won because of his youth and determination to make America a better country. With that being said, he publicly televised his debates to show the world that he is not afraid of anything. John F. Kennedy was best known for his quote “It is not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” This inspired Americans across the nation to help with local communities and to make America a better place to live overall. Lyndon B. Johnson knew he had to out do President Kennedy. He already knew that he had the experience, the allies, and the money, from working in Washington from 1932-1963. Even though he was only 9 years older than President Kennedy, he was almost a relic of the past, so he had to make a boom. In 1964, before his elections, he offered his vision of the “Great Society.” Lyndon B. Johnson said it was a “A place of ‘abundance and liberty for all, it demands an end to poverty and racial injustice’, yet us more concerned with ‘the quality of goals than the quantity of goods.’ It serves not merely ‘the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and…show more content…
President John F. Kennedy’s foreign policy consisted of showing our ruthlessness and our determination to win or beat anything that is thrown at us. On the other hand, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s foreign policy was destroyed with the Vietnam war. This war was inevitable, as it had be planned for the last the presidencies. For President Truman, and President Eisenhower had sent military advisers to help South Korea, and President Kennedy had sent more than 20,000 troops to South Korea. It would only be right for President Johnson to continue to long lived battle and bring it to an
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