In 1965, when opposition to the war was still rare in Congress, he rose on the floor of the House and accused President Johnson
of pretending "that the peace of mankind can be won by the slaughter of peasants in Vietnam." In 1966 he was the only member of the House to oppose the defense bill that funded the expansion of the war.
was furious and virtually chewed Pearson's ear off.
25, 1964 memorandum to President Johnson
, McGeorge Bundy said Soviet Ambassador to the U.S.
And in the midst of the 1964 presidential election, Walter Jenkins, a top aide to President Johnson
, was arrested for having sex with another man in the rest room of a YMCA just blocks from the White House.
Three of them were slain by the Klan, but shortly after that President Johnson
signed another Civil Rights Bill, and Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Fubini served as assistant secretary of defense and deputy director of Defense Research and Engineering under President Johnson
. While at the DOD, Fubini championed the use of changing technologies in the development of advanced weapon systems by industry and the military.
When President Johnson
was signing the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution he said that this Act stood "squarely on the corners of the Constitution" and "confirms and reinforces powers of the President." The reality is that Johnson's decision to use the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution as authority from Congress to fight a major war in Vietnam, was a serious mistake.
had made it clear from the outset of his administration that he was the best friend Israel had ever had in the White House.
UNTIL THE MID-1960s, WHEN PRESIDENT Johnson
initiated affirmative action, the career path of most African Americans was easily defined: janitor or porter, factory worker or cook.
's continuing quarrel with Congress resulted in his impeachment on February 21, 1868, by the House of Representatives.
While President Johnson
supported Medicare, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee supported an extension of the Kerr-Mills program. with significant opposition by both elements of Congress and the AMA, the new President opted to concentrate on the campaign and use the Medicare issue in the presidential race.
We need only be reminded of the impassioned 1964 Senate speech in which Hubert Humphrey, arguing for the creation of the Endowment, declared art "the rock foundation of every society," or of President Johnson
's heralding of the NEA and its sister organization, the National Endowment for the Humanities, as exemplars of the post-New Deal empowerment ethos.