The Flying Inauguration of the “Sudden President”
Lady Bird Johnson: Law, Politics and Govt
Skill: Elementary School
Time Required: Two to three class periods
President Kennedy was shot and killed on November 22, 1963, resulting in shock and heartache throughout the nation. During this time, Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson, the Vice President’s wife, was riding behind President Kennedy’s car and could not believe what was happening around her at that very moment. She felt as though she was viewing a Greek Tragedy but then realized she would have to fulfill a large role that unexpectedly awaited her on that very day as Mr. Johnson was sworn into presidency.
Credits: This lesson was developed by Marian Maxfield, Kent State University