Lyndon B. Johnson

Johnsons Presidency

When

  • November, 22 1963
  • After Kennedy's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald

What Party

  • Democratic

Running Candidates

  • Barry Goldwater- Republican

How close was the race

  • LBJ won by a massive margin
  • Electoral vote-486
  • States carried-45
  • Popular vote-43,127,041
  • Percentage-61.1%

The Great Society

  • A set of domestic reforms
  • Promoted and passed by LBJ
  • Democrats in the Senate
  • Biggest domestic reform since the New Deal
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Forbade segregation

Tonkin Gulf resolution

  • Joint resolution
  • US congress
  • Response to the Tokin Gulf Incident
  • Allowed LBJ to use conventional military force without the declaration of war

Vietnam War

  • Johnson joins war
  • US joins to stop spread of Communism
  • Operation Rolling Thunder
  • Earliest campaigns of the war
  • November 2, 1965 to March 2, 1968
  • Tet Offensive
  • Mass casualties.

Civil rights act 1964

  • Forbade segregation
  • passed to protect the voters rights
  • Height of the Civil Rights movement

Watershed Year 1968

  • January 1968
  • Viet Cong attacked 26 key S.V. cities
  • American public demands war ends
  • March 31st LBJ freezes troops and reduces numbers
  • June 5th Kennedy assassinated
  • Assassination of MLK Jr.