Lyndon Johnson's Administration Essay

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During the LBJ administration, Johnson was focused on ending the War on Poverty, the centerpiece of his presidency, and bringing justice to his fellow men and women. However, his pressing desire was to give the “Great Society a chance to grow and prosper! Johnson inherited the presidential seat after the death of John F. Kennedy. Immediately, Johnson was concentrated on establishing himself in the office of the Presidency, and to continue the legacy of JFK. Johnson quickly administered a group of domestic programs which he called the “Great Society”. Johnson’s vision for the Great Society drew on both his own primary identification with the New Deal (which he supported heavily) and his commitment to go beyond the …show more content…

Lyndon B. Johnson achieved important things during his administration. He administered financial aid and medical care. He liberalized the immigration policy, he surpassed the Soviet Union in the space race, he ratified the 25th Amendment, and he enacted the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Johnson did more than any other president concerning the War on Poverty! He was successful in many areas but not all of them. LBJs society might have been successful, but he deprived his Great Society of its energies needed by committing them to the war resulting in the Great Society doing very little. He also allocated the money needed to abolish poverty to search-and-destroy missions. During LBJs presidency, we were in the middle of the Vietnam War which he called the “no need” country. Instead of withdrawing America from the war, he escalated our position and involvement in it which resulted in many lives being lost. These failures were major during the LBJ administration! As time progressed, Johnson faced the challenge of keeping his Great Society alive and prosperous. His society began to unravel as a result of the opposition he was facing. Johnson received the Democratic caucus’s disapproval and lack of support. He was receiving opposition as a result of the U.S deeper involvement in the war, there were many anti-war marches. Riots were spreading across America

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