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The Impact Of Lyndon Baines Johnson's Presidency

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Lyndon Baines Johnson was first elected Vice President to President John F. Kennedy. When John F. Kennedy was assassinated he took the presidency. Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th United States President. He had a vision to make America a “ Great Society”. Three main points of Lyndon B. Johnson were the civil rights act, great society, and his foreign affairs.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 in Stonewall, Texas. Lyndon Baines Johnson died on January 22, 1973. In 1937 Lyndon Baines Johnson campaigned really well for the House of Representatives, effectively helped by his wife, the Claudia Taylor. They got married in 1934.

When World War Two came around Lyndon Baines Johnson shortly served in the Navy as a lieutenant
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The conflict in Vietnam, though, brought him nothing but pain and frustration during his last months in office. U.S. military involvement in Vietnam continued for four years after he left Washington DC in 1969.

A main policy of Lyndon Baines Johnson's presidency was civil rights. It was called the Civil Rights Act. This Act President John F. Kennedy started, but was never finished by him due to his assassination. Lyndon Baines Johnson finished it. The Civil Rights Act stopped discrimination of your race or gender in workplaces. This act also stopped segregation in schools and public places.

The Civil Rights Act took away all whites only signs at places like bathrooms and water fountains. This act was called for by President John F kennedy in his speech about Civil Rights on June 11, 1963. John F. Kennedy asked for legislation "giving all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public such as hotels, restaurants, theaters, stores, and similar establishments", as well as "greater protection for the right to vote". This meant that it would protect the African Americans vote. Just because African Americans were given the right to vote, their vote did not always get
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When Lyndon Baines Johnson entered office the poverty rate was at twenty two percent. When Lyndon Baines Johnson left office the poverty rate was at thirteen percent. Needless to say Lyndon Baines Johnson was successful on his “war on poverty” in America.

Lyndon Baines Johnson faced a series of minor crises in Latin America. All of which Lyndon Baines Johnson handled to maximize United States influence in the surrounding area. When Fidel Castro, the Cuban Communist dictator, demanded the return of Guantanamo Naval Base and shut off the water , Lyndon Baines Johnson got the Navy to create its own water supply. The Cubans and their dictator, Fidel Castro backed down. And when Panamanians rioted against the United States control of the Panama Canal Zone, Lyndon Baines Johnson did very well with the violence, when it all ended, Lyndon Baines Johnson agreed to negotiations that eventually culminated in the return of the Canal Zone to Panama in
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