Johnson

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  1. How Johnson became president (takes over on Kennedy and then cover the election of 1964)

Sworn in on air force one at Dallas Love Field Airport after President Kennedy’s assassination.

  1. The Great Society

Named after one of his speeches, it was over everything he wanted to fix durring his time in office.

  1. 24th Amendment

prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax.

Tonkin Gulf Resolution and Vietnam War… focus on what happened while Johnson was in office

we removed 1,000 troops from Vietnam, he looked over all military actions.

  1. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act (Johnson’s Civil Rights)

passed the civil rights act that kennedy originaly proposed, it ened most racil tensions

  1. 1968 – A “watershed” year! There were assassinations, major events in the Vietnam War, etc… Look at what makes this such an important year in US hi

Civil rights, new war stratigies.