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President Johnson's Role In The Civil Rights Movement

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President Johnson was an important figure in the civil rights movement. Johnson wanted to make the United States a "Great Society". Johnson had passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Johnson’s primary goal was to end the poverty and racial injustice. He saw that racial discrimination was a big problem and that it effected the economic growth of the country. Johnson used the FBI to bring down the Ku Klux Klan. He also signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1965. In addition to the many thing Johnson did, he also nominate Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court. Ultimately making Marshall the first African American justice on the Supreme Court.
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