Did you resolve to try something new in 2013? Why not start with a recipe from the Republican Congressional Cookbook, circa 1962?
Republicans from all 50 states contributed to a compendium of regional dishes, including Chicken Luau, Maine Lobster Pie, and Scalloped Cabbage, Spaghetti, and Wisconsin Cheese.
Take a look at the cookbook from the Ford Presidential Library.
“The Right Drink for the Conservative Taste”
During the 1960s, campaign advertising appeared on some unusual consumer products. This can of “Gold Water” was made in support of Republican Candidate Barry Goldwater.
The Democrats also had cans of “Johnson Juice” for Lyndon B. Johnson.
-from the Truman Library
On August 6, 1965, The Voting Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Act applied a nationwide prohibition of the denial or abridgment of the right to vote on account of race or color. It outlawed discriminatory literacy tests, expanded voting rights for non-English speaking Americans, and appointed Federal examiners to oversee voter registration and elections. Read More
The law had an immediate impact. By the end of 1965, a quarter of a million new African American voters had been registered, one-third by Federal examiners.
In this photo, LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, DC. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders stand behind him.
“The Great Society asks not how much, but how good; not only how to create wealth but how to use it; not only how fast we are going, but where we are headed.”
-Lyndon B. Johnson. January 4, 1965.
On this date in 1965, President Johnson delivered his second annual State of the Union address to Congress. LBJ described his goals for the nation as a “Great Society.”
The Great Society program laid out a domestic agenda for Congress that would come to include: aid to education, protection of civil rights (including the right to vote), reduction of poverty, urban renewal, Medicare, conservation, beautification, promotion of the arts, and consumer protection.
In this picture, LBJ gives the 1964 State of the Union address in the Capitol Building, Washington D.C. ID 3-6-WH6.
November 3, 1964. Lyndon Baines Johnson is elected President of the United States with the greatest percentage of the total popular vote (61%) ever attained by a Presidential candidate. Hubert Humphrey is elected Vice President.