Fifty-two years ago, President Johnson
signed Medicare and Medicaid into law.
began the meeting by recognizing the MTNA Board of Directors:
1964: President Johnson
signed the USA Civil Rights Bill, prohibiting racial discrimination.
Using legislative and political skills he had learned during more than 20 years in Congress, President Johnson
immediately pushed through many laws that President Kennedy had initiated, including the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964.
To give himself an edge, Zack contacts President Johnson
(who knew their father and was very appreciative of their efforts on behalf of his administration—Book 2 The Journal) and asks to be appointed a Deputy U.
And on April 28, President Johnson
launched the invasionwhich, in the United States, hardly anyone remembers, and which, in the Dominican Republic, everyone remembers.
Then on March 15, President Johnson
addressed a joint session of Congress, broadcast to the nation.
King and President Johnson
that I felt compelled to write something that offers archival evidence to show that the relationship was anything but contentious, and was ultimately enormously consequential.
Because of the civil rights movement, because of the laws president Johnson
signed, new doors of opportunity and education swung open for everybody.
I am sure the then-Presidents of the US, such as President Johnson
, President Nixon and President George Bush, argued as eloquently on humanitarian grounds for the need to start the engagements in Vietnam and Iraq.
The recent debate in Concord over whether to accept increased Medicaid funds as part of the Affordable Care Act harkens back to the great debate about Medicare in the Johnson Administration, a couple of years prior to 1968, when the Great Society was in full flower and President Johnson
was at the height of his power and influence.
The work looks at white segregationist demands on the Democratic Party, newly energized civil rights contingents, and a slow moving and recalcitrant federal government as President Johnson
sought to continue his support for civil rights while at the same time avoiding electoral defeat.