President Lyndon B. Johnson Essay

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Lyndon B. Johnson the 36th president of our united states started life as a poor man in the small town of Johnson City, Texas. After High school he moved to California to work on a highway crew. He decided that there was an easier way to go through life so he moved back to Texas to attend Southwest Texas State to get his degree in education. His first job was after college was as a teacher at a Mexican-American school in Cotulla, Texas. Seeing the great poverty and hardships of his students impacted his legislative actions in his future political career. Johnson’s domestic policies focused mainly on the education of our citizens and the problem of constant poverty and unequal treatment among minorities Lyndon B. Johnson political …show more content…
Johnson’s presidency unfortunately was marked by the Vietnamese war. He believed in the domino theory, if one country fell the red wave would continue across the east. During his presidency the number of troops on the ground increased from 16,000 to 550,000. The war in Vietnam was a war that needed to be won by the United States quickly; America was divided into three fractions doves, hawks, and the observer. Doves did not want any part of the

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