November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy has just been assassinated and Vice President Lyndon Baines 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 opening scene, a Secret Service agent is seen guarding a door while holding an M16. While the Secret Service was issued M16s before Kennedy was assassinated and well before the military adopted them, the improved version of the flash hider shown on the rifle in the movie was not designed until years after first issuance of the M16 to the military in 1969. See more
Lyndon B. Johnson
I'm gonna need another set of those cufflinks.
Lone Star Rag
Written by Bob Wills
(as James Robert 'Bob' Wills)
Performed by The Lucky Stars See more