What Are Lyndon B Johnson's Achievements

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The Civil Rights Movement The Civil Rights Movement began around 1942-1968. The main goal and focus of The Civil Rights movement was the elimination of segregation and for all African Americans to have equal rights and the same opportunities. Important leaders that were involved in this movement such as Dr.King, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks made a huge impact in the movement. During The Civil Rights Movement many African Americans were mistreated in many ways. Many were beaten by police officers for trying to vote. A major achievement in The Civil Rights Movement was The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The Voting Rights Act of 1965. There were many organizations involved in the Civil Rights Movement such as CORE: Congress of Racial Equality, and…show more content…
Johnson was the 36th president who was present during The Civil Rights Movement. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Johnson did not like all of the racial segregation and discrimination. In fact when Johnson had to go college and help pay for tuition he taught at a school for disadvantaged Mexican-American students in Southern Texas. Since he got to see all the effects of poverty and discrimination at the school it made a huge impact on him and sparked a desire to help find solutions for these problems. He became the 1st member of Congress to volunteer for active duty in the military when the U.S entered World War Two. On March 15th, 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson gave his Voting Rights Address speech in Washington D.C. The speech was given on March 15th because it was one week after a deadly racial violence protest erupted in Selma Alabama. Martin Luther King led thousands of people to the Capitol of Montgomery to march for the right to vote. On this march hundreds of people were attacked and beaten by police officers. Johnson was addressing this speech to the Judicial and Executive offices such as the federal courts of the South and the Justice…show more content…
During the speech Johnson kept saying the phrase “It will” over and over again. “It will provide for citizens to be registered by officials of the United States government if the state officials refuse to register them. It will eliminate tedious unnecessary lawsuits which delay the right to vote.” (Johnson B. Lyndon Speech). The purpose of saying it will over and over again is to tell the audience this will happen and something is going to change. To ensure the people that this will bill will eventually pass and we shall all have equality soon. The effect of saying it will instead of it might helps the readers and people being affected know that he is trying to allow African Americans the right to vote and is serious about the whole thing. Another example of repetition that Lyndon B. Johnson uses in his speech is the phrase “I want”. “I want to be the president who helped the poor to find their own way and who protected the right of every citizen to vote in every election. I want to be the president who helped to end hatred among his fellow men and who promoted love among the people of all races and all regions and all parties. I want to be the president who educated young children to the wonders of their world. I want to be the president who helped to feed the hungry and to prepare them to be taxpayers instead of tax eaters. I want to be the president who helped end war among the

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