Signing the Immigration Act. [LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto. #C666-11-WH65]

Newsweek’s 10 Best Presidents

Oct 03, 2012

The list of legislative accomplishments achieved by Johnson—in a Presidency born from tragedy—earns him a spot as one of the best presidents of the modern era. He pushed the Civil Rights Act through a defiant Congress in 1964, outlawing virtually all forms of racial segregation in the process. In the latter half of his presidency, Johnson would become entangled in the Vietnam conflict. Although it consumed the end of his Presidency, it is not his legacy. read more.