President Lyndon B Johnson 's Speech

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President Lyndon B Johnson gave his State of the Union speech on January 8, 1964; Johnson’s speech followed many of the basic principles put forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and in the United Sates Constitution. The United States of America was founded upon the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution these documents were drawn up by our founding fathers. The two documents have different purposes, the Declaration of Independence was used to declare independence from the British rule and the Constitution declares our liberties that are granted to all United States citizens. President Lyndon Johnson’s State of the Union Speech also known as the War on poverty Speech because Johnson discussed how he could get America on track and put a stop to poverty. Johnson believed that by creating government building programs, extending tax cuts and increasing food stamps would put an end to poverty. Lyndon Johnson’s ideas expressed similar ideas of our founding fathers when they created the constitution and Declaration of Independence
America is a country that was founded on the work of previous citizens and the founding fathers and when we think about America we think of a country founded by the people for the people. Through President Johnson’s speech he referred to past events and also referred to former President John F. Kennedy three times. John F. Kennedy was Assassinated and being the vice president Johnson was sworn in and took his place.
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