81. Lyndon B. Johnson: 36th President of the U.S.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the 36th president of United States of America. He took office on 22, 1963, after one of the darkest incidents the history of the country, the day President Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. When Johnson was sworn , he pledged to continue President Kennedy's policies that civil rights legislation, and education reform. He was in November 1964 by the largest popular vote the history of the country. Although eligible to for reelection in 1968, Johnson declined.

Born in , Texas on August 27, 1908, Johnson lived in small farmhouse in a rural setting. He was talkative youth who was a bit awkward by accounts, but that did not stop him from for office. He was elected his 11th grade president, and by the time he graduated from, is now called, Texas State University, he was polished politician. His presidency was driven by his of the "Great Society," which is what he to transform the United States into.

In 1964, signed into law the Civil Rights Bill that every American's right to vote, guaranteed access to accommodations, and withheld federal funds for programs that discriminatory practices. During his presidency, the country saw marked increase in the economy. More people were employed in the United States primarily because of Economic Opportunity Act.

His presidency was not without though. He escalated the United States involvement in Asia. This increase sparked an unprecedented response from American people who opposed the war. Demonstrations that violent confrontations between American citizens and government authorities the country. This tainted an otherwise successful run president.