Welcome! Today we delve into the life and political legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. Johnson, oftentimes fondly known by his initials LBJ, ascended to Presidency following the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. He is known for his "Great Society" social service programs, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and his escalation of the Vietnam War. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about this complex and influential figure in American history.