Lyndon B. Johnson photograph, during an interview in 1964
Lyndon lbj with long hair Johnson is shown sitting with his hair slicked back in an interview in 1964.
In this lbj with long hair Lyndon B. Johnson photograph, the former President is being interviewed in his home in Stonewall, Texas. He is seated in a rocking chair with his dog by his side, and he looks relaxed and comfortable. The interviewer is off-camera, so we cannot see their face. This photo was taken during Johnson’s retirement after he left office. He looks happy and at ease, probably because he is no longer responsible for the country’s wellbeing!
Lyndon B. Johnson’s early years
Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908, in Stonewall, Texas. He was the eldest of five children born to Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr. and Rebekah Baines. His father, a former Texas legislator and businessman, served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1937 to 1941. His mother was a schoolteacher. As a child, Lyndon was often referred to by his initials “LBJ”.
Johnson had a difficult childhood. His father was an alcoholic and his parents frequently fought when he was young. As a result, Lyndon grew up feeling insecure and resentful towards his father. He also struggled academically, failing several classes in elementary school. However, he eventually turned his academic career around and graduated from high school in 1924 as valedictorian of his class.
After high school, Lyndon briefly attended San Marcos Academy before transferring to Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now known as Texas State University). He graduated from Southwest Texas State in 1930 with a bachelor’s degree in history.
Early Political Career
In his early political career, Lyndon B. Johnson was a congressman from Texas. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1937. He served in the House until he was elected to the Senate in 1948. In the Senate, he became known as a powerful legislator and an expert on foreign affairs. He was also a close advisor to President John F. Kennedy. After Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Johnson became president.
Civil Rights Movement
The civil rights movement was a mass social movement that sought to end discrimination against African Americans in the United States. The movement began in the early 1950s with the goal of desegregation, or the integration of blacks and whites in all aspects of American life. Over time, the goals of the civil rights movement expanded to include voting rights, fair housing, and employment opportunities for African Americans.
The civil rights movement was led by a number of important figures, including Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Each played a significant role in furthering the cause of equality for African Americans. The civil rights movement ultimately resulted in a number of important legal victories, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. These laws helped to ensure that all Americans would be treated equally under the law, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th president of the United States after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. He also escalated American involvement in the Vietnam War, which ultimately led to his downfall. Johnson announced he would not seek reelection in 1968, and he left office with low approval ratings.
As President, Lyndon B. Johnson was responsible for a great deal of domestic policy. He is most well-known for his Great Society initiatives, which aimed to reduce poverty and improve the lives of all Americans. In addition to these major accomplishments, Johnson also signed into law a number of other important bills that helped improve the quality of life for all Americans.
Vietnam War and Opposition to the war
The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its main ally, the United States.
The war began in earnest in 1965, when the United States began sending large numbers of troops to South Vietnam to fight the Communist-led insurgency there. The U.S. military quickly became bogged down in a brutal guerrilla war against the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong, a homegrown rebel force in South Vietnam.
Despite the deployment of more than half a million U.S. troops, the war effort failed to stem the tide of communism in Indochina. In 1975, North Vietnamese forces captured Saigon, reuniting Vietnam under Communist rule. The United States withdrew from the conflict in 1973, but not before sustaining heavy casualties and witnessing widespread social upheaval at home.