History has viewed Johnson both through the lens of his historic legislative achievements, and his lack of success in the Vietnam War. His overall rating among historians has remained relatively steady over the past 35 years, and his average ranking is higher than any of the eight presidents that followed him, although similar to Reagan and Clinton.
The Manned Spacecraft Center in
Houston was renamed the
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in 1973,
 and Texas created a legal state holiday to be observed on August 27 to mark Johnson's birthday.
 It is known as
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day. The
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac was dedicated on April 6, 1976.
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs was named in his honor, as is the
Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland. Also named for him are
Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Laredo, Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School in
Melbourne, Florida, and Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School in
Interstate 635 in
Dallas, Texas is named the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.
Johnson was awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1980.
On March 23, 2007, President
George W. Bush signed legislation naming the
United States Department of Education headquarters after President Johnson.
Major legislation signed
Significant regulatory changes
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