Lyndon Baines Johnson, also known as LBJ, was the 36th president of the United States. LBJ was

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Lyndon Baines Johnson, also known as LBJ, was the 36th president of the United States. LBJ was very much involved in the political field as a Democrat, and he is one out of four people who served in all four elected federal offices of the United States (Representative, Senator, Vice President, and President). LBJ became president due to the assassination of John F. Kennedy as he was his running mate for the 1960 presidential election. He designed a piece of legislation called “Great Society” that included decrees that made a significant impact not only then, but today as well. These rights include Medicare, environmental protection, “War on Poverty”, etc. Many people had mixed feelings about our former president Lyndon B. Johnson.…show more content…
Apart from just education, he created several programs such as Head Start, food stamps, Work Study, Medicare, and Medicaid to challenge the “War on Poverty”. He also supported the liberal arts which led to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. Lastly, he managed the first manned flight to the moon. LBJ was also known for this work in foreign policy. Today, we can still be grateful for many of the things LBJ did. He was very focused on the arts, the environment, poverty, equality, and workplace safety. Due to his policies, we are privileged to have a pension when we retire, affordable healthcare; people of different races are treated equally and have the same rights as the rest of American citizens, and improved means for low-income families, etc. Although LBJ received many skeptic conservatives who did not believe that his policies were for the better of the citizens, however, US citizens should be grateful for the work of President Lyndon B. Johnson, for he was dedicated to his country and wanted the best for his citizens. After leaving his position as US president in 1969, LBJ retired to his ranch in Stonewall, Texas. Richard Nixon succeeded him as President. LBJ spent the last years of his life creating his presidential library
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