Lyndon B. Johnson

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Becoming President

  • Vice President
  • Sworn in after assassination of Kennedy
  • 1964 Election
  • Democrat
  • Johnson vs Goldwater
  • 486 to 52 Electoral votes

The Great Society

  • Domestic Programs
  • Combat poverty
  • Minorities
  • Equal employment opportunity commission
  • No racial injustice
  • Economic opportunity
  • Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

24th Amendment

  • Illegal poll tax
  • Elections tax free
  • Taxed voting prohibited

Tonkin Gulf Resolution and the Vietnam War

  • 1964
  • Military force
  • No declaration of War
  • Escalated warfare
  • Negative citizen backlash
  • "futile war"

Johnson's Civil Rights Acts

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964- Outlawed Segregation
  • -No discrimination on race, religion, sex, nationality, etc
  • March on Washington
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965- discrimination in voting prohibited

1968

  • Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated
  • Robert Kennedy assassinated
  • Protests against Vietnam War
  • Nixon elected
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • U.S. circled the moon