Lyndon Johnson on Families & Children
Behind this seeming anomaly is the fact that there are simply more single-parent households today. 25% of Americans now live in "families with female householder, no husband present." That's up from 8.5% in 1965. Back then, the decline of traditional family structure stirred discussion as a challenge confronting poor & urban African-Americans. Today, researchers are concerned about declining marriage rates for a broad swath of working-class Americans.
His efforts brought him his first taste of national fame. The organization he built in Texas was used as a model by many other states. He put thousands of youngsters to work on such projects as playgrounds, highways roadside parks and soil conservation. He pleaded the merits of his boys and girls to private employers. He urged college officials to see that their NYA appointments were used effectively to give deserving and needy students a chance.
Within a year, there were thousands of young Texans who called him "Lyn" and regarded him as personally responsible for their economic salvation.
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George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)
Harry S Truman(D,1945-1953)
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