Assisted in part by a growing economy, the War on Poverty helped millions of Americans rise above the poverty line during his administration.
Civil rights bills that he signed into law banned racial discrimination in public facilities, interstate commerce, the workplace, and housing; the Voting Rights Act prohibited certain requirements in southern states used to disenfranchise African Americans.
At age 15, Johnson was the youngest member of his class.
Pressured by his parents to attend college, he enrolled at a "subcollege" of Southwest Texas State Teachers College (SWTSTC) in the summer of 1924, where students from unaccredited high schools could take the 12th-grade courses needed for admission to college.
Johnson's grandfather, Samuel Ealy Johnson Sr., was raised as a Baptist, and for a time was a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
In his later years the grandfather became a Christadelphian; Johnson's father also joined the Christadelphian Church toward the end of his life.
Johnson is one of only four people who have served in all four federal elected positions.
He graduated in 1924 from Johnson City High School, where he participated in public speaking, debate, and baseball.Although unsuccessful, he accepted the invitation of then-Senator John F. They went on to win a close election over the Republican ticket of Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., and Johnson was sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 1961.On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, and Johnson succeeded Kennedy as president.He left the school just weeks after his arrival, and decided to move to Southern California.He worked at his cousin's legal practice and in various odd jobs before returning to Texas, where he worked as a day laborer.He won election to the Senate in 1948, and was appointed the position of Senate Majority Whip in 1951.