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Annotated Bibliography

Primary Resources Political Cartoons. Last updated April 24, 2014. http://alisonapush.
I used this brief blog for political cartoons. The commentaries on what the cartoon
depicted were used to create descriptions that analyze Johnsons legacy truthfully. "John Lewis - March from Selma to Montgomery, "Bloody Sunday,"
I used this account from John Lewis to show the brutality on Bloody Sunday. This
account showed how evil the Alabama state troops were as they were acting in
immoral ways towards their fellow Americans. It is good to see why the Civil Rights
bills really needed to be passed, in order to understand the importance
of Lyndon Johnson.
LBJ Library. "Speeches and Films."
The LBJ Library website was a huge contributor to the research used to construct this
site. He wanted a memorial to stand for years to come so that people mightremember
what happened during that time. This page has a few videos of Lyndon
speeches, and also a video interview with someone who looked back on the time of
Lyndon Johnson. These videos helped greatly when researching Civil Rights and the
great impact it had on America. Also it put into perspective how Johnson felt about the
events going on at the time.
National Archives. "Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate."
This short and humble letter from Jackie Robinson to Lyndon Johnson was gold. Here
was an African American who was fighting for his freedom to be an equal American.
Jackie Robinson wrote a letter of thanks and gratitude to Johnson. This shows how
Johnson was fighting for the people, and they were grateful. A true leader stands up for
the helpless. The African Americans were being persecuted until Johnson stood up and
put an end to it.

National Archives. Teaching With Documents: The Civil Rights Act of 1964
and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

I used this document to gain an understanding of the contents of the

Civil Rights Act of 1964. I also used this source to understand the
importance of the changes this act made to the way America works.

PBS. Primary Resources: American Policy in Vietnam. Last updated March 29, 2005.
This document helped me understand what Johnson was planning and doing
concerning Vietnam. I used this to put into perspective Johnsons decisions as
president in the Vietnam conflict.
PBS. "Primary Resources: State of the Union Address,1964.
PBS has a section on Lyndon Baines Johnson. I used the page about his State of the
Union Address 1964 so I could get a better picture of what he felt about America.
Johnson showed a lot of passion in his speech about making America a better place.
Johnson implored on behalf of the helpless that "this" session would do the most for
civil rights than anyone during the past one hundred years. Johnson's legacy showed
that he accomplished this. The great thing about Johnson is that he also improved
schooling, hospitals, and American life. His speech shows how passionate he was.
PBS."Primary Resources: The Great Society, U. Michigan
I used Johnson's agenda for the Great Society to show his passion for greatness.
Johnson's agenda is a powerful calling for America to join him in an attempt to reform
America into a better society for all of man.
PBS. Primary Resources: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Last updated March 29, 2005.
I used this document to understand how Johnson felt Vietnam should be dealt with.
Johnsons analysis of the actions required in Vietnam really let me understand what
Johnson thought was the best way to deal with Communism, whether it was a good
idea or bad one.
PBS. Reflections on a War: The Volunteer. Last Updated March 29, 2005.
W. D. Ehrhart told this account of his involvement in the Vietnam War. I used this
document to show how there were supporters of the war. Ehrhart himself wanted war
and even thought Johnson wasnt harsh enough towards Communism. Even though it was
a mistake to be in Vietnam, there were those who agreed with Johnson.

Signing of Civil Rights Act. Video. Directed by CBS. 1964. Washington DC. LBJ Library, 2014.
This is an excerpt from a broadcast of Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I
used this video on the Civil Rights page to show how amazing the reforms of
Johnson were for America. Historic Lyndon B. Johnson Political Cartoon. Last updated October 10,
This political cartoon and description was instrumental in showing his leadership
through the glasses of his legacy.
Secondary Sources "Lyndon B. Johnson."
I used this source to write facts about Johnsons early life, political career, short
military career, Vice Presidency, and finally his actions as President. Selma, Alabama, (Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965).
This page was used to describe the violence against African Americans on the Civil
Rights page. I used it specifically, to get factual information on Bloody Sunday 1965.
Caro, Robert. The Years of Lyndon Johnson the Passage of Power. New York: Alfred A.
Knopf, 2012.
Robert A. Caro designed this four part book series around Johnsons passage of power.
The book really shows how Johnson was a pretty ambitious president. It will be helpful to
see how Johnson played the role of president. Caro shows Johnsons presidency partially
as a tragedy. Johnson was a great leader, but was reduced to vice president. He was
humiliated as vice president. Then when Kennedy was killed, Johnson was thrown into
power during a very dark time. Johnson did his best but he has a negative legacy because
of the hardships in his presidency. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. History.
I used this page to provide some information on Johnsons part in the Medicare and
Medicaid bills. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

I used this page to show what the events were concerning the Gulf of Tonkin and the
consequence, which was the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. "Lyndon Johnson Photo Gallery.
I used this source from the History Channel website is for pictures and multimedia.
The photo gallery was really helpful when putting pictures on this website, but also
showed what it looked like when Johnson was signing the Civil Rights Bill. The photos
show how momentous Johnson's leadership was at the time as it still has an impact
today. Vietnam War History. Last updated, 2009.
This page gives context to the Vietnam War. I used this source to show what parts
Johnson took in the war. I used this source to show the context of the war and
communism at the time. It was also helpful insight on the events of the war as a whole. A Presidents Vision: Lyndon Baines Johnson. http://www.humanities
This lesson plan style page is a look at Johnsons visions. I used this to show how
Johnson had good ambitions that were hindered by the failures of the Vietnam War.
JFK Library. Life of John F. Kennedy.
I used this biography about Kennedy to get some background information on what
Kennedy did. Johnsons agendas were affected greatly by Kennedy, and this is
important to know. Johnson was crawling out from behind Kennedys huge shadow.
LBJ Library. Lyndon Baines Johnson Timeline.
The LBJ Library timeline page told Johnsons story start to finish. I used this source
to aid in constructing my own biography of Johnson from his young life, to his
political career. I also was able to gather a lot of pictures from this page. The
pictures were great because they came with dates, information, and citations for
the photographer. I used the pictures mainly in my biography and home page.
Peters, Charles. Lyndon B. Johnson: The American Presidents Series: The 36th President, 19631969. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2010.
The towering figure who sought to transform America into a great society but whose
ambitions and presidency collapsed in the tragedy of the Vietnam War. I agree with this

statement. Peters book gives a point of view from today. I used his inputs and story to
create a biography of Johnson, and also to analyze his legacy.
The History Place. Vietnam-Map.
I used this map on the Vietnam War page to show the surrounding places where events
happened, like the Gulf of Tonkin. Also with China so close, there was a very big fear of
China trying to take everyone over.
To Right These Wrongs. Photographs by Billy Barnes. Last updated 2010. http://www.
I used photos from this page to show the good things in the Great Society.
Washington Post. The Great Society at 50. May 17, 2014. http://www.washingtonpost
I used this page to write information on the Great Society. It shows how Johnson was a
great leader with ambition. The article also showed how Johnsons reforms are still
affecting today. Lyndon B. Johnson.
I used this page to get a broad synopsis of Johnsons life. I used this source to tell the
story of Johnsons young life and him as a politician.