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    1. Describe what you regard as President Lyndon B. Johnson's greatest successes and greatest failures.

    2. Describe something you learned this week about the "suburban era" of 1945-1963 or the civil rights movement of 1947-1969 that you had not known before and that you see has a connection to events and developments in 2008.

    3. Develop and pose at least three questions that have arisen in your mind and that you regard as worthy of further research.

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    Please allow some of my ideas and references to help you. Once you write your reactions, I am more than happy to edit for you as a new posting:

    First of all, you might cite how President Lyndon B. Johnson is associated historically with various monumental successes and also grave failures in American history. For example, he was responsible and linked to the pivotal Civil Rights Act. Research reveals that it "was Johnson who put the presidential signature to the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act (http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Lyndon_Baines_Johnson.htm).

    In terms of Civil Rights, he also helped to ensure that housing discrimination would not hinder minorities. He also tried to bridge the gap in terms of socioeconomic groups.

    In addition, please note how he also pioneered health insurance for the elderly. He was also successful in the areas of federal funding a "Great Society movement" against poverty. In other words, he was a strong advocate of antipoverty and anti-discrimination programs. He also helped to ensure also legislative acts such as The Equal Opportunity Act of 1964, The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, The Medicare Act of 1965, The Immigration Act of 1965, The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/lyndonbjohnso), etc.

    Similarly, you might also discuss how other social reforms were deemed as his successes: "The Great Society program became Johnson's agenda for Congress in January 1965: aid to education, attack on disease, Medicare, urban renewal, beautification, conservation, development of depressed regions, a wide-scale fight against poverty, control and prevention of crime and delinquency, removal of obstacles to the right to vote. Congress, at times augmenting or amending, rapidly enacted Johnson's recommendations. Millions of elderly people found succor through the 1965 Medicare amendment to the Social Security Act" (http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/lj36.html.).

    Finally, you might credit how under ...

    Solution Summary

    President Johnson's greatest successes and greatest failures are listed as well as some other related topics.