Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1st Edition

  • Meredith Day
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  • ISBN-10: 1680485156
  • ISBN-13: 9781680485158
  • DDC: 973.923092
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Lyndon B. Johnson, thrust unexpectedly into the presidency after John F. Kennedy's assassination, ushered in a new wave of civil rights and launched a war against poverty. Though his experience as Senate majority leader helped ensure the passage of much of his domestic agenda, his administration was soon hampered by the ongoing war in Vietnam. By 1968, with the country embroiled in race riots as well as antiwar protests, Johnson declined to run for a second full term. This biography explores how a son of Texas pioneers became a bold champion of civil rights and embattled commander in chief.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Early Life and Career.
2: Congress and Vice Presidency.
3: Succession to the Presidency.
4: Full Term as President.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.