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President Lyndon B. Johnson

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Lyndon B. Johnson, His Background
Useful Links About Lyndon B. Johnson
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Annotated Bibliography

History Day Process Paper


We chose our particular topic because when we looked at Lyndon Baines Johnson, we noticed The Civil Rights Act of 1964. When Lyndon B. Johnson signed an act of Civil Rights in 1964, he made is possible for African Americans to have more job possibilities and go to the same schools as whites. Lyndon Baines Johnson worked along with Martin Luther King to help society succeed. President Johnson changed the future drastically. That is why we chose this topic. Lyndon Baines Johnson, Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The sources we used were from books, and the internet. We think the most interesting source we have is a picture of the Civil Right document itself. This shows what it stated on the document. It also shows the importance of opportunity within the document. When we look at this document we see freedom. A resource that helped us learn a little more about Lyndon B. Johnson was an online encyclopedia. This gave us some background information on Johnson along with additional information on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 itself. Having a few more sources that were similar to those listed above each one shifted to a different point of view. gave also gave us a few random facts about the President Johnson. Such as him being the second tallest president by only a centimeter. Also that he was found to be washing and reusing styrofoam cups.

We chose to create a website with the information we acquired. The original reason we chose to do a website was because of the ease of trying to modify our project. Last year, we made an exhibit board; we found taking it around and to change the pictures around on the board is more complicated than just making a website. On the other hand, we do not really have much experience with making websites, but we do know our way around the computers. It is easier to transfer our information from place to place, also. Another reason for doing a website was because we wanted to try something new but not so complicated that we would have to get help at every corner. With a bit of background on the different choices for History Day we thought that a website would be most suited for us both depending on our conflicting schedules. Since a website could be easily accessed through the computer via the internet it would be easier on independent work.

Our topic, Lyndon Baines Johnson, relates to the topic, Taking A Stand in History, because he was a person who took a stand in history. He signed a document called The Civil Right Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in public places, provided for the interrogation of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination against African Americans illegal. It was surprising since he was white, and not of the African American ethnicity. With out this, life for the African American race would not be as fulfilling as it is today.