Lyndon B Johnson becomes PresidentLyndon B Johnson became president when President Kennedy was assassinated. Kennedy had great dreams for the country, and trying to fill his shoes was a challenge that Johnson accepted, promising to make the former president's dreams a reality and declaring a "war on poverty".
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The Civil Rights ActKennedy was trying to pass the Civil rights act, but was unable to. The bill passed through congress, but some southern senators started a filibuster that almost prevented it's passing, lasting 72 days. When the bill was finally passed, there were several civil rights leaders there, like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.
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The Voting Rights ActThe voting rights act of 1965 was an act that was put into action after there were acts of violence against voting rights activists. The act did not have the difficulties passing through the congress or senate like the previous one, but it was poorly enforced in many southern states and sometimes ignored outright.
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Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Aleksei KosyginThis was just one of many events that added up to be a certain low point in Johnson's career. He, like many presidents before him, wanted badly to win the Vietnam War, but he saw no success, even when he sent over 500,000 men to Vietnam. This cause him to lose support of even his own party. Many people held protests against the costly war.
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Astronauts Successfully Orbit the MoonJohnson faced many challenges, but he also did many things for the country through his Great Society Program. One part of this was the space program, which helped the country make spectacular explorations of space.
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Vietnam WarThis was one of the greatest challenges that Lyndon B Johnson faced as president