John F Kennedy Vs Lbj

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LBJ VS. JFK Lyndon Johnson was a better president than John F. Kennedy. John F. Kennedy was a man that was all images to my perception and misleads a majority of citizens in the United States of America. He was a man of “good looks” and portrayed a dominant figure in the presidential chair but in reality, he was a president that was just getting by in his presidential tenure. John F. Kennedy was a young rich kid that ran for president and made it. Lyndon Johnson had more experience with poverty because he came from a poor family. So he had more intentions as a president to get things done correct. Lyndon Johnson felt the pinch of rural poverty as he grew up, working his way through Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now known…show more content…
In Lyndon Johnson first years of office he obtained passage of one of the most extensive legislative programs in the nation’s history. First, he obtained enactment of the measures President Kennedy had been urging at the time of his death a new civil rights bill and a tax cut. Next, he urged the nation “to build a great society, place where the meaning of man’s life matches the marvels of man’s labor.” I 1964. Johnson won the presidency with 61 percent of the vote and had the widest popular margin in American history, more that 15,000,000 votes. The Great Society program became Johnson’s agenda for Congress in January 1965, aid to education, attack on disease, Medicare, urban renewal, beautification, conservation, development of depressed regions, a wide scale fight against poverty, control and prevention of crime and delinquency, removal of obstacles to the right to vote. Congress at times augmenting or amending, rapidly enacted Johnson’s recommendations. Millions of elderly people found succor through the 1965 Medicare amendment to the Social Security Act. Under Johnson, the country made spectacular explorations of space in a program he had championed since its start. When three…show more content…
John F. Kennedy was increasingly worried disclosures detailing his much-rumored womanizing. Almost everyone in the media dealing with un-relative things in relation with society. Prior to Kennedy’s election to the presidency, the Eisenhower Administration created a plan to overthrow the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba. Central to such a plan, which was structured and detailed y the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with minimal input from the United States Department of State, was the arming of a counter-revolutionary insurgency composed of anti-Castro Cubans. U.S. trained Cuban insurgents were to invade Cuba and instigate an uprising among the Cuban people in hopes of removing Castro from power. On April 17, 1961, Kennedy ordered the previously planned invasion of Cuba to proceed. With support from the CIA, in what is known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1,500 U.S. trained Cuban exiles, called “Brigade 2506,” returned to the island in the hope of deposing Castro. However, Kennedy ordered the invasion to take place without U.S. Air support. By April 19, 1961, the Cuban government had captured or killed the invading exiles, and Kennedy was forced to negotiate for the release of the 1,189 survivors. The failure of the plan originated in a lack of dialog among the military leadership, a result of which was the complete lack of

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