Lyndon B. Johnson

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Lyndon B. Johnson

•Civil Rights Act 1964•Twenty-Fourth Amendment ratified outlawing the poll tax 1964•Medicare and Medicaid 1965•Twenty-Fifth Amendment ratified concerning the order of succession for the presidency 1967•Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy get assinated in 1968 •Pueblo Incident 1968•The Vietnam War

Domestic Policy

1963 - Johnson ran against Barry Goldwater. He won the election in November of 1963

The Great Society was a policy for Americans. This policy included medicare and head-start. It made a lasting impact in the areas of heath, education, urban renewal conservation, and civil rights. Some of the things in this policy are still used today. This policy had many acts. For example, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provided major funding for American public schools.

Foreign Policy

Famous Quote

" The Stakes are too high for you to stay at home." "Just like the Alamo, somebody damn well needed to go to their aid. Well, by God, I'm going to Vietnam's aid."

Lyndon B.Johnson

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Democratic from Texas

Years In OfficeJohnsons was president from 1963-1969

Johson became the president after the assination of JFK.

Key Events

Johnsons foreign policy was called Alliance for Progress. This policy was a Marshall Plan for Latin America. The United States pledged $20 billion in assistance and called upon the Latin American governments to provide $80 billion in investment funds for their economies. It was the biggest U.S. aid program towards Latin America.


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