Lyndon B. Johnson: The Worst Modern President

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Lyndon B. Johnson was born August 27, 1908 in Gillespie County, Texas. He was the first of five children born to a man named Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr. His father was a businessman and a member of the Texas House of Representatives. Lyndon graduated high school in 1924 and then enrolled at Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos, Texas. After completing his studies, he took a teaching job at a Mexican American school in Cotulla, Texas. In 1934, Lyndon met a woman named Claudia Alta Taylor. Lyndon and Claudia had two daughters, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson Turpin. His wife Claudia was highly intelligent and successful. She two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Texas in 1933 and 1934. Also, she has a business…show more content…
Johnson was to become a president in today’s modern time, he would be classified as the worst president since the early 1930’s. As we know, the economy now has much more responsibility than ever before, therefore, Johnsons irrational decisions today would cause serious conflict. For example, his decision in 1959 to declare the war on poverty was claimed as the one of his most absurd decisions throughout his career. He said, “Our aim is not only to relieve the symptoms of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it.” (Linker,” Why Lyndon B. Johnson is the worst modern president”).Though the war on poverty was far from being won. As we deal with conflicts against unallied countries, Lyndon’s idea of declaring war and having others see to the successful outcome is flawed because the nation requires his wisdom and leadership as our President. If Lyndon B. Johnson acted this way toward our present-day conflicts, he would most likely lead our nation into…show more content…
Johnson was a great president, but did have many flaws. There were things I did not agree with such as his racial language. He did impact the world in many ways and created things that we still have today. One thing that really caught my attention is the fact that before he became president he had 30 years of experience in politics. Lyndon also did what he could to make up for the loss of our fellow president John F. Kennedy. He was true to what he said and was very passionate about our health, education, and civil rights. Through all the failures he went through, he did not give up and soon became a big part of our office. Although, he was not comfortable in some of his positions in the office, he worked hard and finally became the 36th president of the United

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