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President Johnson the most effective President since 1950

March 31, 2016 | Author: | Posted in american history, history

The Most Effective President

Who is the most effective president since 1950 ? An effective president has good foreign relations and helps the country through aid , social programs , and more . An effective president also cares for his people Lyndon B . Johnson fits these criteria . He is the most effective president of the last 50 years or so

Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908 in Texas . He experienced some poverty as he lived in a rural area , and he had to fight to pay his way through college . However , he managed to get a [banner_entry_middle]

degree from the Southwest Texas State Teachers ‘ College . In 1934 , he married Claudia Lady Bird Taylor

The first office Johnson held was as a Representative in the House where he was for Roosevelt ‘s New Deal . He spent a a Representative , and during this time also served in the military during World War II , winning a silver star for his services as a lieutenant . After this , Johnson was elected to the Senate in 1948 . In 1953 , he began the Senate minority leader , the youngest man to ever hold the position . In this position , he supported and passed many Eisenhower initiatives , which was unusual since they were not the major party at the time

Johnson ‘s presidential campaign began when he was Kennedy ‘s running mate and then vice president from 1960 – 1963 . After Kennedy ‘s assassination , he was sworn in as the president . His first moves were to pass a civil rights bill and a tax cut , which had been a part of Kennedy ‘s plans prior to his death . Johnson was sensitive to civil rights because he had worked with Mexican children during his adolescence in Texas

Johnson was also a great speaker , and he urged the nation to `build a great society ‘ He won the election of 1964 with the highest margin ever , over 15 million votes . In his first full term as president Johnson began to do many public works . These are the works that made him a truly great president , and they include aid to education , attack on disease , Medicare , urban renewal , beautification , conservation development of depressed regions , a wide-scale fight against poverty control and prevention of crime and delinquency , [and] removal of obstacles to the right to vote ‘ These were important steps in fighting the problems of the country , including racism , poverty , and more . Johnson also helped the elderly through the 1965 Medicare amendment to the Social Security Act

Besides working to help those in the country who could not help themselves , Johnson also aided the space program , which successfully put men into space , men who orbited the moon , in 1968 . Besides just going to space , the space program also came up with many useful inventions that are now common in the homes of all Americans Johnson funded this research

There were only two bad things that happened during Johnson ‘s presidency : blacks rioting in the ghettos over discrimination , and the increasing threats from Communists in Vietnam and elsewhere . Johnson did his best… [banner_entry_footer]


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