November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy has just been assassinated and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is now President. One of his first acts as President is to reaffirm the US government's intention to pass the Civil Rights Act. This Act was drafted while JFK was in office and gives people of all races the same rights, including voting rights, access to education and access to public facilities. However, he faces strong opposition to the bill, especially from within his own party. He will have to use all his political will and cunning to get it through.
Politics is war.
Did You Know?
In the first scene of the film, LBJ is seen asking Mrs. Johnson if she called Rose Kennedy.
In fact both Mrs. Johnson and LBJ called and spoke to Rose Kennedy during that flight. The recording of this conversation is available publicly. See more
Lyndon B. Johnson
You need to make up your mind once-and-for-all, what kind of Christian you are? Are you a once-a-week fella or do you hold the word in your heart? What kind of politician are ya? Are you just out for yourself or do you want to make a better life for all the people in Georgia? What kind of man are ya? You've got the balls to do what you know is right, or do you just slink away?
Which Side Are You On
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