Lyndon B Johnson Research Paper

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In time of tragedy, President Lyndon Baines Johnson provided greatly needed stability and continuity to United States. He became the 36th President of United States following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Lyndon B. Johnson is considered one of the most brilliant and expert Politian of his time. Among innumerable misfortunes in his young years and his career as a Politician, he proved to be a noble and a proficient President. His life experiences gave him extraordinary visions for a better society and equality. Therefore Johnson passed several legislations that would greatly impact and benefit the American people in times of turmoil.
The eldest of five children Lyndon B Johnson was born in August 27, 1908 in Stonewall, Texas. His parents Rebekah Baines Johnson and Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr were from a family of farmers and ranchers. Lyndon’s father was rancher and also a politician who served in the Texas legislature. During Lyndon’s teenage years his family …show more content…

Johnson’s announced for the presidential candidacy. However John F. Kennedy, a senator from Massachusetts, was nominated for president. Thereafter, John F. Kennedy presented Johnson the vice presidency and he accepted. In November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Thus, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn into office only hours after Kennedy’s death, becoming the 36th President of the United States. Johnson played major key roles during his presidency. He tried to resolve the conflicts of the Vietnam War, he pushed for the passage of John F. Kennedy tax cut, and since his main goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice, he declared “War on Poverty”. He challenged the American people to form “The Great Society”, by passing several legislations including the Voting Rights Act, Medicare and Medicaid Acts and the Civil Right Acts of 1964. In January of 1969 Johnson left

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