Political activity Lyndon Baines Johnson

Born August 27, 1908 near Stonewall, Texas.
Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, and from that day on, Johnson began acting as president.
Due to his low popularity, Johnson did not run for the presidency in 1969.
Died January 22, 1973 in his hometown of Stonewall from a third heart attack caused by prolonged smoking

Domestic policy
One of Johnson’s early initiatives was to create a “Great Society” free of poverty. Congress has allocated about a billion dollars for this purpose.
In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed, eliminating racial segregation in the southern United States. State health insurance (Medicare) was established. In the 1964 presidential election, Johnson was widely elected President of the United States, despite the fact that the South, unhappy with the end of segregation, voted for the first time in 100 years for the Republican – the famous Cold War hawk Barry Goldwater.
Johnson re-entered office in January 1965, less than 2 years after Kennedy’s death, so he was eligible to run for another term.
In 1966, Johnson pushed for measures to create a teacher corps, a housing subsidy program for families in need, a model cities program, new measures to tackle air and water pollution, a program to build improved highways, an increase in social security payments, new measures in the field of medical and vocational rehabilitation
However, later the program of creating a “Great Society” was curtailed due to the US intervention in the Vietnam War.
During Johnson’s second term, problems with the rights of black Americans began to escalate again. In August 1965, riots broke out in the Negro neighborhood of Los Angeles, resulting in 35 deaths. In the summer of 1967, the largest African American demonstrations took place. In Newark, New Jersey, 26 people died, another 40 died in Detroit. On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King was assassinated. After that, in 125 cities, including Washington, the unrest of the Negro population began.
Due to the Vietnam War, Johnson’s popularity dropped significantly by the fall congressional elections

Foreign policy
In 1964, with US support, the democratic government of João Goulart was overthrown in Brazil.
In 1965, as part of the proclaimed “Johnson Doctrine”, troops were sent to the Dominican Republic. Johnson himself “justified” the intervention, arguing that communist elements were trying to take control of the rebel movement.
In the summer of 1965, Johnson decided to increase the American contingent in Vietnam. The size of the US military in Vietnam increased from 20,000 under Kennedy to nearly 540,000 by the end of Johnson’s presidency.
On January 23, the DPRK captured the American reconnaissance ship Pueblo with a crew of 82 people near its shores. A week later, the NSLF guerrillas, with the support of the North Vietnamese army, launched the so-called Tet offensive, simultaneously attacking many military facilities and cities in South Vietnam. One of the largest cities in the country, Hue, was almost completely captured, in addition, the guerrillas managed to infiltrate the territory of the American embassy in Saigon, which received a wide response in the US media. The attack cast serious doubt on the reports of American officials and military leaders about the alleged successes in Vietnam. General William Westmoreland, the commander of American troops in Vietnam, requested an additional deployment of another 206 thousand soldiers there
In June 1967, President Johnson held a summit meeting with Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin in Glasboro, New Jersey, paving the way for the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which the president had been seeking for three years.

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