Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #36 - Johnson & His Election

Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #36 - Johnson & His Election
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Lyndon Johnson and a summary of issues which led up to his election. Both presentations together number 32 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States, a position he assumed after President Kennedy was assassinated. Johnson was a Democrat from TX who served as a United States Representative from 1937 to 1949 and as a United States Senator from 1949 to 1961, including 6 years as Senate Majority Leader, 2 as Senate Minority Leader, and 2 as Senate Majority Whip.

During his administration, Johnson initiated the "Great Society" social service programs, signed the Civil Rights Act into law, and bore the brunt of national opposition to his vast expansion of American involvement in the Vietnam War. By 1967, the escalating war in Vietnam was consuming Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency. Criticism surrounded his administration's handling of the war found in the nation's media, and anti-war protests had begun to spring up on college campuses and major cities. By 1968, more than 500,000 U.S. troops were in Vietnam, and there seemed to be no end in sight.

As the next election campaign geared up, Democrats were split into 4 factions, each despising the other 3, and Johnson had lost control of his party. His approval rating plummeted to 36%. On March 31, 1968, Johnson shocked the nation by announcing that he would not seek re-election. When Johnson left office in January 1969, peace talks in Vietnam were under way, but it would take another 4 years before the United States was completely out of Vietnam.

Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #36 - President Lyndon Johnson and contains 18 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Early Years
Education & Politics
“Lady Bird”
Military Experience
Early Political Career
Master Politician
Democratic Convention
VP Johnson
President Johnson
Reelection
The "Great Society“
"Great Society“ Legislation
Losing Control
Death
End of Presentation

This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidential Elections - Election of 1964 & 1968 - Johnson-Nixon. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

In the election of 1964, The Democrats nominated Lyndon B. Johnson who had succeeded to the presidency upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Johnson, the first president from the South since Andrew Johnson, had been Democratic leader of the Senate. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of MN, a longtime liberal, was nominated as Johnson’s running mate.

The Republicans chose Senator Barry Goldwater of AZ for president and Congressman William E. Miller of NY for vice president. In the campaign, conducted in the midst of the escalating Vietnam War, Goldwater, an ultraconservative, called for the bombing of North Vietnam and implied that the Social Security system should be dismantled.

In the election of 1968, the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and protests tied to both combined in a tumultuous year to cause a tight, unusual election closely linked to these issues. Opposition to the war moved Senator Eugene McCarthy of MN to enter the Democratic race, followed by Senator Robert F. Kennedy of NY, both with strong support from liberal constituencies. On March 31, 1968, in the wake of the TET Offensive, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that he would not seek reelection. This prompted Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey to announce his candidacy. Kennedy won the CA primary, but immediately thereafter, he was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1964 & 1968 - Johnson-Nixon and contains 14 slides and covers the following:

Presidential Elections
ELECTION OF 1964
Candidates
Election Issues
Johnson’s Landslide
ELECTION OF 1968
Election Issues
Major Candidates
Other Candidates
Campaign Issues
Nixon Wins
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.
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