LBJ: American Experience


Lyndon Johnson was the first president to appoint an African American to the Supreme Court when, on June 13, 1967, Johnson named Thurgood Marshall, the great-grandson of a slave, to sit on the highest court in the land. Lyndon Johnson exploited his mastery of the legislative process to shepherd a collection of progressive programs, rivaling those of New Deal, through Congress with astounding success. However, visions of a Great Society were swallowed up in the quagmire of the unpopular and costly war eroded his political base and left him an exile within his own White House.
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