Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Robert Caro
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Essay Topic 1

Explain the actions of Andrew Johnson during his presidency concerning seeking revenge after the war.

What is the reaction of the House of Representatives?

What is the reaction of the Senate?

What effects do these actions have on the country?

Essay Topic 2

In the last 1800's, what is the seniority rule so important in the Senate? What factors lead to this need? How do Senator aids effect this need?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss LBJ's destruction of Olds.

Why does LBJ turn against Olds?

What is LBJ's strategy for the trial?

Is the strategy successful?

Does LBJ fear his actions may backfire?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the technique of Live Paring for Senate votes.

How does LBJ use this to become useful as a Whip?

What legislation is affected during LBJ's time as Whip because of Live Paring?

How do these actions effect LBJ's career?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the...

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