Lyndon Johnson Timeline


Lyndon Johnson

Lyndon Johnson Presidency Timeline
Lyndon Johnson was the 36th President of the United States who served in office from November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969. What were the key events during his presidency? The Lyndon Johnson Presidency Timeline provides a fast, but detailed, overview of the important issues and key events with a brief explanation of each of the important events and the dates on which they occurred.

Lyndon Johnson Presidency Timeline
Lyndon Johnson Timeline covers the history, important accomplishments and key issues of his presidency from November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969 that included:

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the Vietnam War
The Assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King & Robert Kennedy
The Civil Rights Act

Lyndon Johnson Presidency Timeline
The following fact file format provides a fast overview of the Lyndon Johnson Presidency with a History Timeline of the important events and accomplishments of his presidency. Lyndon Johnson Presidency Timeline details the sequence of key historical events and accomplishments arranged in chronological order that had a significant impact on the history of the United States of America.

Lyndon Johnson Timeline: Presidential Timeline of Important Events
1963He takes the oath of office on Air Force One on November 22, 1963 following the untimely death of President John F. Kennedy to become the 36th President of the United States.
1963The Cold War continued the struggle between communism and democracy. (It was a state of intense political and military rivalry between the United States and Soviet Union)
1963The Vietnam War (November 1, 1955 April 30, 1975) continues..
1963The Clean Air Act of 1963 established funding for the clean-up of air pollution
1964The Beatles:  The British pop group sensation, the Beatles arrive in New York for their first U.S. tour on February 7, 1964
1964The 24th Amendment was made to the US Constitution making it illegal to make anyone pay a tax to have the right to vote.
1964The Vietnam War: Congress approves the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution on August 10, 1964, which grants President Johnson authority to send troops to South Vietnam without a formal declaration of war by Congress. (Civil War had raged in Vietnam from 1954 when the country divided into communist North Vietnam and non-communist South Vietnam).
1964Martin Luther King Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 14, 1964
1964The Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev is replaced by Leonid Brezhnev on 15 October 1964
1964The Civil Rights Act: The 1964 Civil Rights Act banned discrimination on the basis of sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. The new law establishes the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
1964The 25th Amendment was made to the US Constitution changing what happens if a President or Vice President dies, resigns, or is not able to do the job.
1964The Hippie Counterculture (1964-1972) begins the era of Flower Power, hippies, the student movement. The Hare Krishna movement emerged during the Hippie Counterculture.
1965Lyndon B. Johnson is inaugurated President of the United States. January 20, 1965. He expresses his domestic policy with vision of the 'Great Society' with new programs to help disadvantaged citizens and of a glorious America.
1965The introduction of Medicare and Medicaid, a federal government social insurance program, which guaranteed needy people access to health insurance..
1965The Selma Freedom March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
1965The Assassination of Malcolm X:  The human rights activist Malcolm X is assassinated by other black Muslims in New York City on February 21, 1965
1965Astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young make the first Gemini flight with astronauts on board on March 23, 1965
1965The Kennedy Space Center: Kennedy Space Center headquarters opens on May 26, 1965
1965July 28, 1965: The President increases the number of US troops sent to Vietnam
1965The Watts Riots broke out between August 11, 1965 - August 17, 1965 an African American neighborhood in Los Angeles.
1965The Voting Rights Act are passed into into law on August 5, 1965. The Voting Rights Act banned the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a condition to voting.
1966The Black Power movement emerged in 1966 emphasizing racial pride, social equality and African Heritage.
1966The National Organization for Women (NOW) was established in 1966
1966Black Panthers organization was established in 1966 preaching black power, black nationalism and economic self-sufficiency.
1967The Space Program: On January 27, 1967 a launch pad fire during tests for the Apollo program kills three astronauts, Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee.
1967The Six Day War: The Russians accuse the US of encouraging the Israeli seizure of the Sinai, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the Six Day War.
1967The Summer of Love: The Hippie Revolution saw a strong cultural shift and gave rise to the saying "Make Love, not War" encompassing strong anti Vietnam sentiments.
1967On January 30, 1968 the Tet Offensive, a massive surprise attack, was launched by the Vietnamese during the Vietnam War.
1967The My Lai Massacre of March 16, 1968 saw the mass killing of unarmed Vietnamese people by American troops
1968Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated
1968Robert Kennedy assassinated
1968The Pueblo Incident involving the capture of the USS Pueblo, a Navy intelligence ship, by North Korea on January 22, 1968
1968The US and North Vietnam begin peace talks in Paris on May 13, 1968
1968Invasion of Czechoslovakia -  August 20, 1968 - August 21, 1968: The USSR and its Warsaw Pact allies invade Czechoslovakia with the intention of restoring Communists to power .
1968The Brezhnev Doctrine (November 12, 1968): USSR leader proclaims that the Soviet Union has the right to intervene anywhere in its area of influence.
1969His presidency and term in office ends on January 20, 1969. The next US President was Richard M. Nixon
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