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Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • 1. Lyndon B. Johnson<br />By: Levi Fleeger<br />
  • 2. Johnson’s Parents<br />Lyndon B. Johnson’s father’s name was Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr.<br />He was a business man and a member of the Texas House Of Representatives.<br />His mother’s name was Rebekah Baines Johnson.<br />She was the daughter of Joseph Baines, who was a state legislator and a graduate of Baylor College. <br />
  • 3. Johnson’s Birth<br />Lyndon B. Johnson was the first <br /> child of five children.<br />He was born in a three room house in Gillespie County that is in South-Central Texas.<br />Lyndon B. Johnson was born on August 27, 1908.<br />
  • 4. Three years after Lyndon graduated high school in 1924 he went to Southwest Texas State Teachers College at San Marcos. <br />While studying there in 1928-29 he took a teaching job at a mostly Mexican-American school in Cotulla, Texas. The extreme poverty of his students made a strong impression on him.<br />Even later while he got involved with politics Johnson became close to the Mexican-American community in Texas. <br />Johnson’s Life After High School<br />
  • 5. Johnson Learns About Politics<br />After Johnson graduated college in 1930, he won praise as a teacher and public speaking.<br />Later that same year Johnson participated in a congressional campaign of Richard Kleberg(who was the son of one of Texas’s richest men). While helping in his campaign, Johnson quickly learned tons of stuff about congressional politics.<br />
  • 6. Johnson Gets Married<br />In 1934, in San Antonio, Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson got married. <br />His wife’s name was Claudia Alta Taylor, but as a child she was better known as “Lady Bird.” <br />“Lady Bird” was a recently graduated from the University of Texas, where she finished near the top of her class.<br />She also made Lyndon b. Johnson’s appearance sharper, which later on may of helped.<br />
  • 7. Johnson’s political career blossoms<br />Johnson’s political career blossomed rapidly after he became friends with Sam Rayburn, who would later the Democratic leader of the House of Representatives.<br />Johnson first successfully ran for a seat in the House of Representatives as a supporter of the “New Deal” (a series of economical programs passed by congress while F. D. R. was president) policies of democratic president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. <br />
  • 8. Johnson Runs For Senate<br />In 1941 Johnson successfully ran for a seat in the U. S. Senate.<br />He ran again in 1948, he won by only 87 votes out of 988,000 votes casted. Johnson then remained in the U. S. Senate for 12 years.<br />Fact: In 1955, while he was in the senate, he had a severe heart attack. <br />
  • 9. Johnson Becoming Vice President<br />In 1960, Johnson lost the presidential nomination to John F. Kennedy. <br />He then surprised many people when he joined J. F. K. as the vice presidential candidate.<br />
  • 10. Johnson Becomes President<br />In Dallas, on November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.<br />At 2:38 that day, Johnson took the oath of office in the presidential plane, Air Force One, as it sat on the tarmac at Love Field, Dallas waiting to <br /> take president Kennedy’s <br /> remains back to Washington.<br />Johnson became president the 36th<br /> president of the U. S. A. as a democrat.<br />Johnsons vice president was Hurbert <br /> Humphrey.<br />
  • 11. Johnson As President<br />On July 2, 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. <br />It was the biggest and most important Civil Rights Acts In American history.<br />In the 1964 presidential elections Johnson beat his opponent, Barry Goldwater, easily. Johnson received more than 61 percent of the popular votes, the largest percentage ever for any presidential elections.<br />
  • 12. After His Presidency<br />After Johnson attended Nixon’s Inauguration in January, 1969 he retired to his home in Texas, the LBJ Ranch, near Johnson City.<br />Then in January, 1973 Johnson suffered a heart attack and died.<br />He was buried where he felt the most at home: his ranch in Texas.<br />
  • 13. A presidents hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.-Lyndon B. Johnson<br />

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