Lyndon B. Johnson – 36th President of the US

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36th President of the United States

36th President of the United States

Lyndon B. Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973) also referred to as LBJ was the 36th President of the United  States. He served as President from 1963-1969 after serving as the 37th Vice President  from 1961-1963. Johnson was sworn in to the office just two hours after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. “He is one of only four people who served in all four elected federal offices of the United States: Representative, Senator, Vice President, and President”(2013Wikipedia.org).

Lyndon B. Johnson’s full bio can be read at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B._Johnson

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  1. Given the sudden nature of his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson definitely succeeded with his presidency, enacting liberal measures that aided millions of impoverished Americans (e.g. “War on Poverty).” Also, he made incredible strides in desegregation and ending discrimination. His “Great Society” is something that we citizens can still thank him for today, from Medicare and Medicaid to the removal of quotas from certain countries for immigration. Unfortunately, he did prolong the Vietnam War, which is something that was held against him by numerous anti-war protesters; however, I believe that that was the only negative aspect about him as president.

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