Reading Response: Johnson and the 1960s

Reading Response: Johnson and the 1960s

President Lyndon Johnson delivered a State of the Union address to Congress a little over a month after the assassination of President Kennedy. In this address, Johnson laid out a vision of the role of the U.S. government, domestically and internationally, in fostering liberty and equality. This vision centered on an active, robust federal government to address longstanding problems at home and the ever-shifting global environment.

In this paper, students will address Johnson’s understanding of the powers, goals, and responsibilities of the federal government. They will examine his Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union (1/8/64) and interrogate the view of government articulated within it.

After reading and analyzing the speech, write an essay on the following topic:
(3)    LBJ and the World
What, according to this address, is LBJ’s understanding of the goals of US foreign policy in the 1960s? How does he propose to assure a “world made safe for diversity”? How does this vision compare to the one that JFK had articulated in his Inaugural Address?

Papers should be thesis-driven. They should advance an argument that is proven with evidence and analysis.

The Response Paper:
Responses papers should be no more than four pages. Please use the following format for your papers: 12 point Times New Roman font; one-inch margins; double-spaced.

Papers should be thesis-driven. They should advance an argument that is proven with evidence and analysis.

Papers will be graded according to the following criteria:
?    Strength and persuasiveness of analysis
?    Clarity in the presentation of ideas
?    Organization of the essay
?    Proper use of grammar, punctuation, syntax

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