Lyndon Baines Johnson Essay

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LBJ Dallek, Robert. Lyndon B. Johnson: portrait of a president. New York: Oxford University, 2004 Dudley Gold, Susan. The President and Their Times Lyndon B. Johnson. Tarrytown: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2009 Gunderson, Megan. Lyndon B. Johnson. Minnesota: ABDO Publishing, 2009 Levy, Debbie. Lyndon B Johnson. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 2003. Woods, Randall. Lyndon Baines Johnson. New York: Free Press Simon & Schuster, 2009 Kimberly Kirk AMH 2020 TTH 9:30 November 23, 2010 LBJ The Great Society and the Vietnam War In the 1960s life in America was radically transformed and people where looking for a change. There were many agents for change, blacks were asserting their claims to equality and the young were creating a raucous and vibrant culture of their own. While these groups had their own ideas for change the biggest agent for changed was Lyndon Baines Johnson, the President whose Great Society brought hope to the disenfranchised, and whose war tore the nation apart. Lyndon Johnson towered above those turbulent, noisy years when joy and indignation quickened the American pulse. He had served in Congress for almost 30 years, but few Americans really knew LBJ on that Novemember day in Dallas, he took the Oath of Office as the 36th President . He became a highly public, powerful, persuasive and admired president. Lydon Johnson left a legacy of great hope and deep disillusionment, but every American Life was touched and transformed during his Presidency. Lyndon Baines Johnson was born to Sam and Rebekah Johnson in Stonewall, Texas. The Johnson home on the banks of the Pedernales River in Stonewall, Texas Had electricity and indoor plumbing. Young Lyndon would eagerly accompany his father, Sam, who held a seat formerly occupied by his father, to meetings of the Texas legislature. On the campaign trail, Lyndon

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