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LBJ. Became the 36 th President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy Born August 27 1908 outside of Johnson, Texas Democrat Wife: Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor. Early Political Career. Move to D.C. 1931 to become aid to Congressman Richard Klegman

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LBJ
  • Became the 36th President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy
  • Born August 27 1908 outside of Johnson, Texas
  • Democrat
  • Wife: Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor
early political career
Early Political Career
  • Move to D.C. 1931 to become aid to Congressman Richard Klegman
  • 1935 Became director of the National Youth Organization
  • Elected 1937 to Congress
  • Volunteered to serve in WWII and was a Navy Lt. Commander
rise to president
Rise to President
  • Elected to Senate 1948
  • Was youngest to ever serve as minority leader of the Senate
  • Became Majority Leader 1955
  • Asked to be Kennedy’s Veep to attract conservative southern Democratic Vote
  • Upon Kennedys Death was sworn in as President
johnson years
Johnson Years
  • Declared “War on Poverty”
  • Johnsons “Great Society”
  • Created Medicare and Medicaid
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
escalation of vietnam
Escalation of Vietnam
  • Determined to prevent North Vietnamese Communists from taking over the U.S.-supported government of South Vietnam
  • 16,000 troops in 1963 to 500,000 by 1968
  • Protests began to appear all over the country
  • Due to lose of support in his own party decided not to seek re election