Lyndon B Johnson Pros And Cons

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President Lyndon B. Johnson had a lot of controversy regarding his proper morals regarding Civil Rights and people of color, however, many documents prove President Lyndon B. Johnson is a man with sound moral principles. The 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was born on August 27th, 1908 in Stonewall, Texas. At the age of 20, he became a teacher for a segregated Mexican-American school. In 1937, Johnson won a Texas seat in the U.S. House of Representatives (Background Essay). He later became the Senate for Texas in 1948. He tried to become President in 1960 but lost to John F. Kennedy. However, he became vice president for John F. Kennedy. After John F. Kennedy was killed, Lyndon B. Johnson took his place. With previous problems regarding Civil rights, people asked if President Lyndon B. Johnson pass the Civil Rights bill because he wanted the majority vote for the presidential election, or because it was morally right? …show more content…

Johnson taught at a Mexican-American school. Students would go into class hungry because they have not eaten breakfast. Johnson said that the students didn't know why they were treated the way they were, but that "they knew it was so because I saw it in their eyes." This example shows principle was more important because he sympathized with his Mexican American students that were poor and were treated harshly.

The second example of being driven by principle was when he went up against his long-time friend in order to pass the Civil Rights Bill. Russell told Johnson that if he passes the Civil Rights Bill, "it’s going to cost you the South and cost you the election." However, Johnson responded with "If that’s the price I’ve got to pay, I’ll pay it gladly." This example shows principle was more important to Johnson because he did not care about the cost of passing the Civil Rights Bill, and that he will do it either

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