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What did lyndon Johnson called his programs?
to end poverty and racial injustice in the U.S.
In a nutshell, he's remembered for being the most liberal president in U.S. history, even moreso than Franklin D. Roosevelt. MOSTLY, he's famous for preventing our armed for…ces from actually fighting to win the war in Vietnam, while letting tens of thousands of them be killed each year by not pulling out either. But more specifically, he's remembered for Civil Rights legislation, Gun Control legislation (GCA68), and MOSTLY for escalating the Vietnam War from 16,000 to 550,000 troops, then forbidding air strikes on most of the important military targets in North Vietnam. He PERSONALLY directed all bombing missions from The Oval Office, and wanted to convince the North Vietnamese to call a truce, rather than to defeat them. For that reason, he created a list of "No Bombing" targets, with standing orders to keep bombers at least 10 miles from them. He put all targets of any significance off limits to our bombers, while hitting trivial targets (and getting pilots killed) just to prove that we could have taken out airfields if we had wanted to. NOT fighting the Vietnam war, is what he's most remembered for by all Vietnam Vets.
At that time , the 1964 Presidential election , winning 61 % of the vote was unprecedented ; a landslide . Nope. Johnson was hung with that name in 1948, after being elected… as the Democratic candidate for the senate by the narrowest margin in the history of Texas... as far away from a Landslide as anyone had ever come and still been elected. He won the primary by 87 votes, in an election where over a million votes were cast statewide. That is why he came to be called Landslide Lyndon, the same way really huge men are sometimes nicknamed "Tiny". This was a tongue-in-cheek nickname given to him after he was voted in as the Democratic candidate for Senate in 1948, running against Coke Stevenson, the former Governor Of Texas. One ballot box, in Precinct 13 of Alice, Texas, decided the primary race. An election clerk later said that the voting roll for that precinct contained a lot of names in alphabetic sequence, many apparently in the same ink & handwriting, and a couple of which he knew personally to be dead. Coke Stevenson took it to the election committee and federal court to have them decide the validity of the election but when a subpoena was issued for ballot box 13, it couldn't be found, and has never been found since. It contained the voting roll in question, where the voters signed in before casting their ballots, along with the actual ballots. It's believed that the margin of victory was provided by George Parr, popularly known as "The Duke Of Duval County", who had his enforcer, Luis Salas (also an election judge), cast over 200 ballots for Johnson on behalf of "nonvoters" in the 13th precinct, several days after the polls had closed. Being the Election Judge for that precinct, he also certified the votes. Salas admitted to this in to The Associated Press in a 1977 interview with Jim Mangan, the AP's Texas bureau chief at the time. Parr was dead and the statute of limitations had kicked in by then. In 1948, the votes were counted by people looking at physical pieces of paper and tallying them by hand, so it took a while to determine who had actually won an election. Johnson had that nickname as a senator, There is a photo around that shows Parr and Salas with feet up on the bumper of a 1940's Olds, or Chevy out in an open field somewhere, with a wooden box on it's hood, between them. Supposedly that WAS Ballot Box 13, and speculation is that it was put into a small hole dug in the ground, burned completely, then the ashes buried. This photo was shown on TV to an interviewer by John Connally, shortly before his death.
Lyndon Johnson was perhaps the most liberal president the US has ever had. He was known as the heir apparent of FDR, but easily surpassed FDR's New Deal with his Great Society…. Early off he had to pander to his conservative constituents in Texas, but in his heart was always a true liberal.
Did more for Civil Rights than any other President, passing laws to give Black Americans equality in education, voting, housing, public places. His "Great Society" programs fo…ught poverty, aided education, loosened restrictions on immigration, raised environmental awareness, improved healthcare by establishing Medicare and Medicaid and introduced gun control laws to prevent a repeat of the JFK Assassination. He also increased US involvement in the Vietnam War, but it was the war spiralling out of control that proved to be his downfall.
Yes. He four beagles , a collie and another mongrel dog. He also had some lobvebirds and some hamsters.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 - January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, served as the 36th US president from 1963 until 1969. He was the 36th president… of the United States. He was Vice President to President John F. Kennedy; when President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, Vice President Johnson became President. He was re-elected once. Before he was President he was a US senator and US Congressman from Texas.
the great society
His program was known as the Great Society.
"The Great Society" was his main thrust. "War on poverty" was a part of the great society package.
Nicknames: * "Landslide Lyndon," Sarcastic reference to the hotly-disputed 87-vote win that took him to the Senate in 1949 * "Light-Bulb Lyndon," Nicknamed so because… he hated wasting electricity, and would often storm around the White House shutting off unnecessary lights. * "LBJ," He liked to be known by this abbreviation, which was used in the slogan, "All the way with LBJ" Coincidentally, when he married Claudia Taylor, who had been nicknamed Lady Bird since infancy, her initials also became L.B.J. Their two daughters Lynda Bird and Luci Baines shared the initials, and he even called his dog "Little Beagle Johnson". * "Uncle Cornpone," Derogatory reference to him as an older man from the rural South.
It was named the great society and included the war against poverty.
Lyndon B. Johnson died on January 22, 1973 at the age of 64.
No, they were not related.