Lyndon B. Johnson. A fourth-generation Texan, Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) entered politics in 1937 as a congressman Johnson admired Franklin Roosevelt who took the young congressman under his wing Johnson became a senator in 1948 and by 1955 he was Senate majority leader.
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Senator Johnson pictured in 1958
LBJ signs the Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King watches
"By the way, what's the big word?"
THE EOA legislation created:
Project Head Start is still going strong
by a landslide
The Vietnam War was hurting Johnson badly as it was eating up $20 billion a year.