Lyndon Baines Johnson

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Lyndon Baines Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson, the thirty-sixth president of the United States, had the vision of a Great Society. On May 22, 1964 at Ann Arbor, MI, he said in the Great Society Speech, "The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time. But that is just the beginning..." Lyndon B. Johnson had the starting ideal vision of stopping the racial and poverty injustice, taking presidency after the November 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy.

President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Bill in 1964. The Civil Rights Bill prohibited many forms of discrimination and vetoed segregation

During the Vietnam War, Johnson would visit the hospitalized soldiers.

LBJ signing the medicare bill on July 30, 1965. The medicare bill provided cheap medical insurance and hospitalization for America's senior citizens.

"We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. We have talked for one hundred years or more. It is the time now to write it in the books of law."-Lyndon Baines Johnson

Lyndon Baines JohnsonA President's Vision

November 22 1963-January 20, 1969

"Now that I have the power I mean to use it."-Lyndon Baines Johnson

"This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty..."-Lyndon Baines Johnson

"The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents... It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods."-Lyndon Baines Johnson


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