Lyndon Baines Johnson: A Presidency of Social Unrest

LBJ presided over a society in unrest while battling to have an impact on civil rights and programs for the underprivileged. The ‘Great Society’ Texan Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) took the oath of office on the plane carrying John F. Kennedy’s body from Dallas to Washington, D.C. on November 22, 1963. Johnson’s presidency began in[…]

Lyndon Baines Johnson, the Gulf of Tonkin, and a Manufactured War

Questions about the Gulf of Tonkin incidents have persisted for more than 40 years. Introduction Questions about the Gulf of Tonkin incidents have persisted for more than 40 years. But once-classified documents and tapes released in the past several years, combined with previously uncovered facts, make clear that high government officials distorted facts and deceived[…]