They embody the beliefs that President Johnson
held dear-that our mission in public service is to right wrongs, to do justice and to serve man," said Ben Barnes, Vice Chairman of the LBJ Foundation.
EVENTS 1965: President Johnson
commits a further 50,000 US troops to the conflict in Vietnam.
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.
1964: President Johnson
signed the USA Civil Rights Bill, prohibiting racial discrimination
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.
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.
1965: US orders 50,000 troops to Vietnam President Johnson
has commited a further 50,000 US troops to the conflict in Vietnam.
Following his inauguration, President Johnson
is heard to call JFK's mother, Rose Kennedy, at her Massachusetts home.
He explained that a "fully-accredited ambassador will be able to work closely with President Johnson
Sirleaf's government as it works to push forward her program of reform and national reconciliation.