John F. Kennedy was a beloved president, which is why this standard is focused on his assassination. He was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963, in Dallas Texas. It was never determined why Oswald wanted Kennedy dead.  That night, vice president Lyndon B Johnson took office as the next president. Johnson becoming president was huge for the civil rights movement. Especially with his “Great Society” plan which lead to end poverty in the united states. While this was honestly unachievable, he still made leaps and bounds of improvements. Including him singing civil rights acts of 1964 and the voting rights act of 1965. Not only was the civil rights act of 1964 a huge improvement, but it had been the project Kennedy was working on before his untimely death. In honor, Johnson made sure it would be passed.

reflection:

President Johnson was a pretty good guy. He was a good president when unfortunate circumstances asked him to be out of the blue. This was a big task to take on out of the blue and he did a wonderful job continuing Kennedy’s work, and starting work of his own. Huge improvements on civil rights were made thanks to Johnson.

Sources:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-f-kennedy-assassinated

https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/lyndonbjohnson

http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/lyndon-b-johnson

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