“Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
1. Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th President of the United States. Hewas born in a farmhouse in Stonewall, Texas, he started his career as a high school teacher.
2. Johnson is one of only four people who have served in all four federal elected positions, as the Congressional aide, Senate Majority Whip, Senate Minority Leader and Senate Majority Leader.
3. He proved to be an overwhelming politician and served his country from 1961 to 1963 as Vice President and 1963 to 1969 as the President. He became the President upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
4. It was Lyndon Johnson who put forth the American involvement in Vietnam War. But people were not happy with the war and there was anti war campaigns based on university campuses which despised war and its effects on people.
5. There were public protests against the leader who supported war and violence. As his reputation declined, Nixon was voted to succeed him.
6. As he lost the public support he left his workplace in January 1969. He died of a heart attack at age 64 on January 22, 1973 being a controversial politician and president of US.
7. Though Johnson’s contributions to the country is evaluated favorably by many historians since his domestic policies and many major laws lead to support civil rights, the control over gun, preservation of wilderness and Social Security. Being a passionate leader Lyndon still grips minds of many contemporary politicians and still continues to grab attention of the unknown mass till date.