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  1. The Great Society A War on Poverty The War in Vietnam The Civil Rights Act of 1964 The Voting Rights Act of 1965

  2. The Texan’s Family

  3. Congressional Staffer Member of the House of Representatives U.S. Senator Majority Leader Vice-President LBJ’s Resume

  4. Reputation of being “overpowering and intimidating” Invaded personal space: nose to nose “persuasive and personable rather than elegant and charming” “The Johnson Treatment” Glencoe American History text p.855

  5. The Texan’s Style

  6. “There are tens of millions of Americans who are beyond the welfare state. Taken as a whole there is a culture of poverty…bad health, poor housing, low levels of aspiration, and high levels of mental distress. Twenty percent of a nation, some 32,000,000.” Michael Harrington, author of the Culture of Poverty 1962 War on Poverty

  7. “The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice.” LBJ 1964 War on Poverty • Medicare and Medicaid • Head Start • HUD • Job Corps • Water Quality and Clean Air Acts • Highway Safety Act • Fair Packaging and Labeling Act

  8. The 1964 Election

  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHAtUjJpVLY Conservatives take over the 1964 Republican National Convention http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix7is2yU-uQ&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIxlsr3UUkY&mode=related&search= Ronald Reagan campaigns for AgH20 1964 Republican CandidateAZ Sen. Barry Goldwater

  10. “The Daisy Ad”

  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl4awae0R0M&mode=related&search=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl4awae0R0M&mode=related&search= “The Daisy Ad”

  12. Johnson/Humphrey

  13. The Results

  14. “WE SHALL OVERCOME” Civil Rights Legislation Civil Rights Act 1964 Voting Rights Act 1965

  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKDVNSpsBZE&mode=related&search=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKDVNSpsBZE&mode=related&search= http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=97 http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=100 “We Shall Overcome”

  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQDiRk8zzAw&NR=1 A US ship was attacked on 2 August 1964. But was there a second? Gulf of Tonkin Resolution 1965

  17. Tet Offensive 1968

  18. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=28772 The 1968 Decision

  19. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i214f5-w19w&mode=related&search=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i214f5-w19w&mode=related&search= Cronkite’s editorial President Johnson “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost the American people.” 1968 Tet Offensive