Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:
- LBJ grew up in poverty. His childhood home didn't have electricity or indoor plumbing.
- LBJ became a teacher but entered politics to make people's lives better.
- Johnson became president just 2 hours after the assassination of JFK.
- Johnson worked with Congress for more money for education and started a health care program for senior citizens.
- Civil rights riots happened frequently during Johnson's presidency.
- Congress passed the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act under LBJ. Those laws ended segregation and insured that African Americans and other minorities had the right to vote.
- The country was divided over the War in Vietnam during Johnson's presidency.
- Everyone in Johnson's family had the same initials - LBJ.