Weegy: D. ordering airstrikes and committing troops. User: Why were many Americans surprised when President Johnson supported civil rights?
A. As a congressmen, he had authored “The Southern Manifesto.”
B. He was a Southerner with an undistinguished record on racial matters.
C. He had never been a strong supporter of Southern traditions.
D. He had campaigned for Congress on a platform supporting segregation. (More)