President Lyndon Baine Johnson: The Voting Rights Movement

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President Lyndon Baine Johnson President Lyndon Baine Johnson was a Democratic president who was served six years in offices from 1964-1969. He became president after the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. In his six years he escalated action in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive, he promised to make the economy better with his Great Society along with the promise to rid the us of poverty by fighting the War on Poverty, then in the Civil Rights movement he created and passed the Voting Rights Act of 1964. President Johnson dealt with many hardships as president, with many controversial events. When President Johnson became president in 1964 one of his biggest promise was to fix the country's economy. In order to do President Johnson put together the Great Society, its purpose to better the american economy and rid america of racial…show more content…
The Civil Rights movements in the 60’s was one of the issue that President Johnson had to deal with as President. ONe of the civil rights acts that President Johnson created was the Voting Rights Act of 1965 . The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was created to help the black citizens of the US to vote. Black rights activist saw the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as just the beginning of black discrimination. President Johnson went to Congress and called for a change in the country also known as a domestic reform. A civil rights activist named Martin Luther King Jr pushed for the Voting Rights Act to be passed. The protest in Selma Alabama helped push the Voting Rights Act to be passed. The Voting Rights Act of 1964 was finally passed in 1968, but not everyone was happy about this. Many democrats called the Voting Rights Act of 1964 unconstitutional. Even though some were not happy about the Voting Rights act being passed, thousands upon thousands of blacks went to register to vote after its
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