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Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ). Grew up in TEXAS Grandfather was cowboy Father was a businessman Never wealthy, but never missed a meal. Political Career. Entered politics in 1937 (U.S. House of Reps) He was a New Deal Democrat FDR liked him…helped with career…friends 1948 U.S. Senate

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lyndon baines johnson lbj
Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ)
  • Grew up in TEXAS
  • Grandfather was cowboy
  • Father was a businessman
  • Never wealthy, but never missed a meal
political career
Political Career
  • Entered politics in 1937 (U.S. House of Reps)
  • He was a New Deal Democrat
  • FDR liked him…helped with career…friends
  • 1948 U.S. Senate
  • 1955 Senate Majority Leader
  • 1960 VP with Kennedy
  • 1963 President
new sheriff in town
New Sheriff in Town
  • Tax Cut Bill and Civil Rights Bill that JFK could NOT get done…LBJ got through Congress quickly…PASSED into law in 1964.
  • Good relationship with Congress
war on poverty
WAR on Poverty
  • Inspired by The Other America by Michael Harrington
  • EOA (Employment Opportunity Agency)
    • Job Corps (youth job training)
    • VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) was like Peace Corps only within USA
    • Head Start Free public pre-school to give kids a “head start” before elementary school
1964 election
1964 Election
  • (D) Lyndon B. Johnson
    • VP Hubert Humphrey

*(R) Barry Goldwater

- Conservative Senator from Arizona

- “Vote AuH2O”

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Lyndon Johnson
  • Main issue was this conflict in that there Vietnam place
  • LBJ said “your boys are not going to be sent to do what Asian boys should be doing for themselves.”
  • He ran as the “peace candidate”
barry goldwater
Barry Goldwater
  • Very anti-communist … he swore that to stop the spread of international communism he would “use the bomb in Vietnam”
  • Disliked Eastern politicians … liberals from Northeast
  • Seen as a diehard, radical conservative

“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice.”

daisy ad
Daisy Ad
  • Lyndon Johnson TV ad that changed campaign
  • Pictured a little girl picking daisies … atomic bomb … world unsafe if Goldwater wins!
    • Daisy Ad
mandate
Mandate
  • When a candidate wins by a VERY LARGE margin it is called a landslide or a mandate
  • Mandate means the candidate has overwhelming support from the people for his ideas and programs
great society
Great Society
  • Looking to capitalize on landslide victory (mandate) Johnson initiated a “New Deal type” package of programs to help the poor, elderly, minority and uneducated.
  • Called the Great Society
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Great Society
  • Medicare / Medicaid – aid to elderly for medical care
  • Voting Rights Act – ensure blacks the right to vote (1965)
  • PBS – Public television (Sesame Street, etc.)
  • Student Loans (help young people pay for college)
other key players
Other Key Players
  • George Wallace
    • Governor of Alabama
    • “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!”
    • Violent reaction to civil rights marches in Selma and Birmingham
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Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Civil Rights activist
    • Argued against money and political effort on behalf of Vietnam
    • Too many soldiers being sent were black
    • Attention to discrimination here at home
    • Voting Rights Act
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