Lyndon Johnson Essay Outline

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In the year 1908, august 27, Lyndon Baines Johnson, commonly known as LBJ, was born. He began his political career in 1937 and happened to serve for all 4 elected political offices of the federal government, the House of Representatives, The Senate, Vice-President, and President. In 1960, Johnson was John Fitzgerald Kennedy 's running mate in the presidential race against Richard M. Nixon. Lyndon Baines Johnson became the 36th President of the United States after the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1963. When Lyndon B. Johnson succeeded the presidency after John F. Kennedy 's assassination he spoke of his vision of a Great Society in America. This Great Society included an end to poverty and racial injustice, reformation of the health, improvement of education, arts and media, housing and urban development, consumer protection as well as to turn America into a place where kids can enhance their mind, widen their talents, and so that people could restore their …show more content…
But later, happenings in Southeast Asia began to overshadow his domestic achievements. The funds he had thought to fight his war on poverty were now diverted to the war in Vietnam. He found himself maligned by conservatives for his domestic policies and by liberals for his hawkish stance on Vietnam. By 1968, his hopes of leaving a legacy of domestic reform were in serious jeopardy. President Johnson 's "Great Society" has had a long lasting impact on the United States. The Great Society still exists in many programs we have today such as Medicare and Medicaid. If not for the Great Society, many of these programs would not exist. Although the Great Society, the War on Poverty, and civil rights legislation all would have a measurable and appreciable benefit for the poor and for minorities, it is ironic that during president Johnson 's, years civil disturbances seemed to be the main reason for domestic

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