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Growing unease with the war stimulated a large, angry anti-war movement based chiefly among draft-age students on university campuses.Johnson faced further troubles when summer riots began in major cities in 1965, and crime rates soared, as his opponents raised demands for "law and order" policies.

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With the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the country's immigration system was reformed, encouraging greater emigration from regions other than Europe.

Johnson's presidency marked the peak of modern liberalism after the New Deal era.

The number of American military personnel in Vietnam increased dramatically, from 16,000 advisors in non-combat roles in 1963 to 525,000 in 1967, many in combat roles.

American casualties soared, and the peace process became bogged-down.

; August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.

A Democrat from Texas, he also served as a United States Representative and as the Majority Leader in the United States Senate.

Baines, the grandfather of Johnson's mother, was also the president of Baylor University during the American Civil War.

Johnson's grandfather, Samuel Ealy Johnson Sr., was raised as a Baptist, and for a time was a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

While Johnson began his presidency with widespread approval, support for him declined as the public became upset with both the war and the growing violence at home.

In 1968, the Democratic Party factionalized as anti-war elements denounced Johnson; he ended his bid for renomination after a disappointing finish in the New Hampshire primary.

He won election to the Senate in 1948, and was appointed the position of Senate Majority Whip in 1951.

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