Bundle of 3 - US Presidents Defining Events - #36 - Johnson

Bundle of 3 - US Presidents Defining Events - #36 - Johnson
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This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Lyndon B Johnson and the defining events of his presidency. All three presentations together number 126 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 - Lyndon B 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
The "Great Society“
"Great Society“ Legislation
Losing Control
End of Presentation

Postwar prosperity brought comfort and social mobility to many Americans. Those who had grown up during the Great Depression especially appreciated the good life of the postwar years. Prosperity, however, eluded many citizens. Signs of change around 1960 included the growing role of youth, the civil rights protests, and the simmering of dissent. The era, moreover, was hardly placid and complacent, but eventful and divisive.

This presentation covers an entire unit on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States in the sixties. It is really eight presentations in one that covers the following information:

Power point #2 is entitled, Civil Rights Movement In the United States and contains 71 slides and covers the following:

The Civil Rights Movement Introduction
The Domestic Policy of the 1960’s
The Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement
The Women’s Movement and Civil Rights
The Youth Movement
The Environmental Movement
The Warren Court
The 1960’s in Retrospect
End of Presentation

While Americans were girding to fight the Civil War in 1860, the French were beginning a century-long imperial involvement in Indochina. The lands now known as Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia comprised Indochina. The riches to be harvested in these lands proved economically enticing to the French.

After World War I, a nationalist movement formed in Vietnam led by Ho Chi Minh. Ho was educated in the West, where he became a disciple of Marxist thought. Ho resented and resisted the French. France was determined to reclaim all its lost territories after World War II. When the Japanese invaded Vietnam during World War II, they displaced French rule. Ho formed a liberation movement known as the Viet Minh.

Using guerrilla warfare, the Viet Minh battled the Japanese and held many key cities by 1945. Paraphrasing the Declaration of Independence, Ho proclaimed the new nation of Vietnam — a new nation Western powers refused to recognize. The United States now faced an interesting dilemma. American tradition dictated sympathy for the revolutionaries over any colonial power. However, supporting the Marxist Viet Minh was unthinkable, given the new strategy of containing communism.

Promises and commitments to the people and government of South Vietnam to keep communist forces from overtaking them reached back into the Truman Administration. Eisenhower placed military advisers and CIA operatives in Vietnam, and John F. Kennedy sent American soldiers to Vietnam. Lyndon Johnson ordered the first real combat by American troops, and Richard Nixon concluded the war.

Despite the decades of resolve, billions and billions of dollars, nearly 60,000 American lives and many more injuries, the United States failed to achieve its objectives. President Nixon signed a ceasefire in January 1973 that formally ended the hostilities. In 1975, communist forces from the north overran the south and unified the nation. Neighboring Cambodia and Laos also became communist dictatorships. At home, returning Vietnamese veterans found readjustment and even acceptance difficult. The scars of Vietnam would not heal quickly for the United States. The legacy of bitterness divided the American citizenry and influenced foreign policy into the 21st century.

Power point #3 is entitled, The Vietnam War and contains 37 slides and covers the following:

Pre U.S. Involvement
End of French Rule
Formidable Adversary
“Domino Theory”
Vietnam Divided
U. S. Involvement
Initial Broad Support
Not Newsworthy at First
The Elusive Enemy
Television Coverage
Years of Escalation: 1965-68
Poor Leadership in the South
Johnson’s “Blank Check”
Operation Rolling Thunder
Agent Orange & Napalm
Ground Troops
Search & Destroy Missions
Rising Body Count
The Tet Offensive
Opposition to the War
War Was Not Almost Over
Sagging Troop Morale
More Troops Denied
War Weary America
The Anti War Movement
The Peace Movement
Peace Argument
The Draft
Draft Deferments
Antiwar Demonstrations
Growing Protests
What Next?
War's End
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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