Lyndon Johnson's Path to the Presidency


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What state was Lyndon Johnson from?

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1. What job did Lyndon Johnson originally have?

2. In what year did Lyndon Johnson serve as John F. Kennedy's running mate?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

By using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet, you can reacquaint yourself with a number of points that played formative parts in the life of Lyndon Johnson. Topics hit upon include Johnson's place of origin and early occupation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • The president with whom Johnson had a special relationship
  • Where Johnson was born
  • The year in which Johnson was elected vice-president
  • Johnson's original occupation
  • Lyndon Johnson's relationship with the Kennedys

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Lyndon Johnson's career
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Johnson's rise to prominence in a different light
  • Information interpretation - verify that you can read information about Lyndon Johnson's relationships with other politicians and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Johnson's journey to the White House

Additional Learning

To learn more about the career of the 36th President of the United States, read the accompanying lesson entitled Lyndon Johnson's Path to the Presidency. The lesson concentrates on the following objectives:

  • Discuss the rapidity of Johnson's move from local politics to Washington, DC
  • Comment on the development of Johnson's attitude toward New Deal policies and what resulted from it
  • Investigate the circumstances and controversy surrounding Johnson's actions and duties during World War II
  • Explain why Johnson's first race for the U.S. Senate was a close one
  • Examine the nature of Johnson's career as a U.S. Senator
  • Detail why Johnson was picked as Kennedy's running mate