President-LBJ-Power And Politics

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President LBJ’s Life

Lyndon Baines Johnson

Lyndon Baine Jonson; August 27,1908-January 22,1973, after referred to by the initials LBJ, was an American Politics who served as the 36th president of The United States of America from 1963 to 1969. Formerly the 37th Vice President from 1961 to 1963, he assumed the presidency following the assassination of President John F Kennedy, A Democratic, from Texas, Johnson also served as a United States Representative and as The Majority Leader in The United Staes Senate. Johnson is one of only four people who have served in all four federal elected positions.

When Did LBJ Start His Political Career

LBJ and Kennedy
LBJ and John F Kennedy

LBJ was born in a farmhouse in Stonewall, Texas, Johnson was a high school teacher and worked as a congressional aide before winning election to the US House of Representatives in 1937. Johnson won election to the United Staes Senate from Texas in 1948 after winning the Democratic Party’s nomination by an extremely narrow margin that was manufactured by friendly political machine. He was appointed to the position of Senate Majority Whip in 1951. Also, he became the Senate Minority Leader in 1953 and The Senate Majority Leader in 1955. He became known for his domineering personality and the “Johnson Treatment”, his aggressive coercion of powerful politicians to advance legislation.

Johnson Became Our 36th President

Johnson ran for the Democratic nomination in the 1960s presidential election. Although unsuccessful, he accepted the invitation of then Senator John F Kennedy of Massachusetts to be his running mate. They went on to win a close election over The Republican ticket of Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. On November 22,1963, Kennedy was assassinated and Johnson succeeded him as President. The following year, Johnson won in a landslide, defeating Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona. With 61.1 percent of the popular vote, Johnson won the largest share of the popular vote of any candidate since the largely uncontested 1820 election.

What Lyndon B Johnson Accomplished As President

In domestic policy, Johnson designed “Great Society” legislation to expand civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid aid to education, the arts, urban rural development, public services and his “war on poverty”. Assisted in party by a growing economy that Signing ActsWar on Poverty helped milling of Americans rise above the poverty line during his administration. Civil rights bills that he signed into law banned racial discrimination in public facilities, interstate commerce, the workplace and housing; The Voting Rights Act prohibited certain requirements in southern states used to disenfranchise African Americans. With the passage of The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the country’s immigration system was reformed, encouraging greater emigration from regions other than Europe. Johnson’s presidency marked the peak of modern liberalism after the New Deal.

Johnson And The Vietnam War

In foreign policy, Johnson escalated American involvement in The Vietnam War. In 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which granted Johnson the power to use military personnel in Vietnam increased dramatically , from 16000 advisers in 1967, many in combat roles. American casualties soared and the peace process stagnated. Growing unease with the wars stimulated a large angry anti-war movement based chiefly among draft age students on university campuses.

Vietnam War
Image of The Vietnam War

Johnson faced further troubles when summer riots began in major cities in 1965 and crime rates soared, as his opponents raised demands for “law and order” policies. While Johnson began his presidency with widespread approval, support for him declined as the public became frustrated with both the war and growing violence at home. In 1968, The Democratic Party factionalized as anti-war elements denounced Johnson; he ended his bid for renomination after a disappointing finish in The New Hampshire Primary, Nixon was elected to succeed him, as The New Deal coalition that had dominated presidential politics for 36 years collapsed. After he left office in January 1969, Johnson returned to his Texas Ranch, where he died of a heart attack at the age of 64, on January 22, 1973.

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LBJ’s 1968-Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America’s Year in UpHeaval

LBJ, John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy
LBJ, Bobby and John F. Kennedy

In 1968 it was an unprecedented year in terms of upheaval and numerous scales: political, military, economic, social, social, cultural. In the U.S., perhaps no one was more undone by the events of 1968 than President Lyndon B Johnson. Kyle Longley leads his readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of what Johnson characterized as the “year of a continuous nightmare”. Longley explains how LBJ perceived the most significant event of 1968, including the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. and the violent Democratic National Convention in Chicago. His responses to the crisis were sometimes effects but often tragic, and LBJ’s refusal to seek re-election underscores his recognition of the challenges facing the country in 1968. As much a biography of a single year as it is of LBJ, LBJ’s 1968 vividly captures the tumult that dominated the headlines on local and global level.

In Conclusion

Lyndon B. Johnson was at the beginning of his career, a very highly respected politician who was moving up in the ranks. He went from Congressman to Senator Majority Whip in 1951. From there of course, he became John F Kennedy’s Vice President in 1960. Until Kennedy;s death on November 22,1963.

Johnson had a great few years at the beginning of his presidency, until The Vietnam War and The War At Home, right here in the U.S., which was overwhelming with thousands of young lives lost, with more and more troops sent to Vietnam, with no peace in sight, the draft age which affected young University students, just starting out their lives. The death of Martin Luther King Jr., the violent anti-war protests, which were creating more violence here at home, this book LBJ’s 1968, Power, Politics and The Presidency In America’s Year Of UpHeaval. Great historic book, that deserves to be read. If you have any questions or want to leave a comment, please do below. Get The Book Here:   Book LBJLBJ 1968 Power, Politics, and The Presidency In Americas Year Of UpHeaval

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4 thoughts on “President-LBJ-Power And Politics”

  1. President Jonson as the US’s 36th president seemed to have made good advances when it comes to domestic policy like civil rights, and for that he will always be on my list of great presidents that appeared to care for the general public. However, I always feel that presidents will have hidden agendas that are kept secret 

    1. Thank you jazzy323 for your comment, if he would of just stuck with the best for America and not get into a war that would of never been won, we wouldn’t of lost so many lives and the anger and hostilities that came out of that war right here at home, he more than likely would of been one of the greatest president in modern history.

  2. Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us.After reading your article, I have a full idea about the power and politics of President LPJ.And I think now those who are involved in politics who are running the state should know about the LPJ and follow its politics.What I like best about her is her civil rights, medical education, education support, charity, urban rural development, the fight against poverty.I will collect this book as soon as possible for theLBJ 1968 Power, Politics, and The Presidency In Americas Year Of UpHeaval and after reading this I will share new experiences with you.

    1. Thank you shariful islam for your comment, greatly appreciated, it does show a lot about our past political struggles and how War is usually not the answer and I guarantee The Vietnam War was not the answer for anything but blood shed and anger.

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