Everything you need to understand or teach Master of the Senate by Robert Caro.
Master of the Senate is the third volume in Robert Caro's biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, (1908 -1973), who peferred to be known as LBJ, because only great presidents were known by their initials. This volume covers the twelve years (1949-1960) that LBJ spent in the U.S. Senate, representing his native Texas, after having served several terms in the House of Representatives. It inevitably looks back to those earlier years and less often, ahead to his vice presidency under John F. Kennedy and his own presidency, marked by passage of the epochal Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965.
Master of the Senate is also a study of how legislative power works in America and how Johnson mastered the Senate as no political leader had before him. Caro describes the ups and downs of Senate history, particularly in relation to the power of the Executive Branch, showing that in 1949 it...
Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Lesson Plans contain 130 pages of teaching material, including: