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President Lyndon Johnson addresses the nation on Dec. 2, 1963. Like FDR, Johnson was able to maneuver his allies in Congress and sequence his moves so that each achievement made the next one more doable.
2nd December 1963: American President Lyndon Baines Johnson addresses the nation on his first thanksgiving day television programme, broadcast from the executive offices of the White House. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)