American Presidents

More about Lyndon B. Johnson

  • He nominated Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court justice.
  • Lady Bird Johnson worked tirelessly on her husbandís war-on-poverty program and Head Start project. She created a First Ladyís Committee for a More Beautiful Capitol that later expanded nationwide, and founded the National Wildflower Research Center.
  • The Vietnam War escalated during his administration.
  • "For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest sleeping in the unplowed ground. . ."

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