Lyndon B. Johnson 1908-1973
Lyndon B. Johnson,
From 1963 to 1969, LBJ was the 36th president of the United
States. He was the president between
Lyndon B. Johnson was pushed into the
president's chair after JFK's assassination. He was sworn into
office on November 22, 1963, in the conference room onboard Air
Force One at Love Field, Dallas, Texas.
For the first time in U.S. history, the
oath was administered by a woman. The lady in question was Sarah T.
Hughes, the district judge of Northern Texas. Here is the
LYNDON B. JOHNSON - OATH OF OFFICE -
NOVEMBER 22, 1963
On November 27, 1963, Johnson delivered
Let us Continue speech in his address to a joined session of
On November 29, 1963, Johnson appointed
Earl Warren head of the
President's Commission on the Assassination of
John F. Kennedy, aka the
On May 22, 1964, Johnson visited the University of Michigan and
outlined his policy in his
The Great Society Speech.
On July 2, 1964, Johnson signed the
Rights Act into law.
Not everybody was thrilled.
Alabama's governor Wallace,
for instance, shot back with his
Rights Act: A Hoax speech.
In the 1964 elections, Lyndon B. Johnson
beat Republican Barry Goldwater and on January 20, 1965, Johnson
On March 15, 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson
We Shall Overcome speech in front of a joint session of
Congress, in which he introduced the Voting Rights Act. The
address, also known as The American Promise speech, was
Congress passed the voting rights bill
and Johnson signed it on August 6, 1965, with
Martin Luther King
looking over his shoulder.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Address to the Nation on March 31, 1968, President Johnson
announced that he was seeking peace talks in the
He also declared that "I shall not seek and would not accept the
nomination of my party for another term as your President."
In January 1969, Johnson retired to his LBJ Ranch in Texas.
In his bedroom, he died of his third
heart attack on January 22, 1973.
And here is the link to the
Johnson Library & Museum, which you are welcome to visit at
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