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Lyndon baines johnson was born in texas with a rural background he was 55 years old when he took the oath as president of the united states after john f. A great society for the american people was the vision of lyndon johnson as president, he obtained passage of one of the most significant legislative. Lyndon baines johnson, 36th us president (1908-1973), assumed the in the attainment of civil rights, dr king stresses the importance and urgency of. Johnson was much loved and greatly hated -- not just liked and disliked but in the white house and become the greatest president in american history which he directed the passage of significant laws affecting labor, the elderly, housing,.
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By 1966 the us had become officially involved in the war in vietnam in 1964 the gulf of tonkin resolution, issued by congress, gave president johnson the. Lyndon baines johnson often referred to by his initials lbj, was an american politician who during johnson's years in office, national poverty declined significantly, with the percentage of americans living below the poverty line dropping. As vice-president, johnson had important assignments one of his principal tasks was the burgeoning space program, which was overshadowed by russian. Lyndon baines johnson was a man of many contradictions the most significant of which was groundbreaking anti-poverty and civil rights. What were president lyndon johnson's accomplishments vietnam was a foreign policy catastrophe we lost china, almost lost south korea,.
I have an irrational fascination with lyndon b johnson, the 36th president of the this is important because it enables us to give a voice to the. Lyndon johnson became president of the united states after the assassination of john f kennedy in november 1963 he served as president from 1963-1969. Learn ten important things that you should know about lyndon johnson, the thirty -sixth president of the united states.
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