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LBJ Biography


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LBJ Biography

  1. 2. Birth and Childhood/Identity Date : August 27, 1908 Place : Stonewall, Texas Wife : “Lady Bird”
  2. 3. Political Career 1937 : US House of Representatives 1949 : US Senate; 1955 Senate Majority Leader… “the most effective Senate Majority leader in US History”
  3. 8. Political Career 1960 : Chosen as JFK’s VP 1963 : Becomes president upon JFK’s assassination
  4. 9. 1964 Election <ul><li>Defeats Barry Goldwater (extreme conservative) </li></ul>
  5. 11. <ul><li>Domestic Policy </li></ul><ul><li>War on poverty </li></ul><ul><li>The great society </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Medicare </li></ul><ul><li>Medicaid </li></ul><ul><li>Aid to education </li></ul><ul><li>Continued war on poverty </li></ul><ul><li>A Culture challenging the establishment </li></ul>
  6. 12. <ul><li>Foreign Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dominican Republic—22,000 troops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Escalation of vietnam </li></ul></ul>