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CLIP 13879

President Lyndon B. Johnson – a profile

President Lyndon B. Johnson – a profile

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Key Info
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson – a profile
  • Duration: 03:45
  • Professor Philip Bobbitt and American playwright Bonnie Greer profile former US President Lyndon B. Johnson, giving their opinions on his personality, politics and the events that shaped his presidency. They describe the ways Johnson's 'Great Society' oversaw major legislation for progressive reforms in society including civil rights, education, voting rights and anti-poverty. Despite this, they believe that his legacy is ultimately clouded by escalating America's involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • Subject:



    USA: from 1942

  • Keywords: USPresidents, assassination, JFK, education, Great Society, university, racial segregation, civil rights, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used as a way of analysing the impact of the Vietnam War. Could be used as a way of introducing interpretation and significance. Could be used in conjunction with other US President profiles 13874, 13877, 13878, 13880 and #7219
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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