Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the 36th President of the United States after assassination of John F. Kennedy.
United States USA Date:1963, November Duration:8 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
Features President Johnson assuming his new responsibilities as the President in an atmosphere of grief in the U.S. United States civilians walk in a long queue line and entering the U.S. Capitol Building to view the casket of President John F. Kennedy, days after his assassination death. The U.S. flag draped coffin of assassinated President John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States) is seen in the center of the dome room. People cry and express grief, and comfort each other. Point of view shot of mourners exiting the U.S. Capitol building and looking out over the National Mall, with the Washington Monument visible in the distance. Night time exterior view of the White House. Scenes changes to show a man, possibly Indian, laying bricks at a construction site. A teacher in a college talking to a student in a courtyard. Women seated selling and buying goods at an outdoor market in Asia. A farmer driving a red tractor in the United States and tilling the soil of a farm field. A lit up room in the White House. Lyndon B. Johnson, former Vice President of the U.S. (now the 36th President of the United States) sits with documents at his desk and works in the White House. Close up side view of President Johnson as he works. Flashbacks: Views of President Johnson surrounded by large crowds, including a group of children, and being greeted during his trip to Asia, Europe, Africa and South Africa. LBJ signs promoting Lyndon Johnson at a Democratic Convention. Brief excerpts of Johnson speaking about Civil Rights and about space exploration, and about military readiness. President Johnson entering the House of Representatives chamber in the U.S Capitol five days after he became President of the United States to make his first speech to Congress as President. Lawmakers assembled give him a standing ovation as he enters.
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