America's Savior : The Legacy Of America

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America 's Savior In a time when America was at an all-time low, a retired Hollywood actor and union leader from a small town in Illinois would gather Americans to stand together and overcome a collapsing economy, communism, growing foreign tensions with the middle east, and to conduct war on the home front against the use and spread of drugs. To many all around the world, this man would become the hero that America needs. Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, the son of Jack and Nelle Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. The Reagan family moved to Dixon in 1920, where Ronald excelled in high school. He earned an athletic scholarship to Eureka College. His major was economics and sociology,…show more content…
Ronald was then transferred to the Army Air Force upon his desire and assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit and then to the Provisional Task Force Show Unit. On September 12, 1945, Captain Ronald Reagan was detached from active duty and found his way back to Hollywood. Ronald 's return to Hollywood left the actor with a lot of down time. Ronald and Jane divorced in 1949, he said, "Due to her nervous nature she[Jane] had allowed feelings of boredom to invade their life together." After living the bachelor life for 3 years, Ronald then married Nancy Davis on March 4, 1952, she gave him more happiness than any one person deserved. Although involved since 1941; Ronald became more powerful in Hollywood by becoming the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1947-1952 and again from 1959-1960. In the year 1967, he became the Republican Governor of California. He put a stop to government hiring and raising taxes to even the state budget. Ronald was reelected Governor for another term but at the end of his second term, he chose not to pursue a third term. He reached for a higher government platform but be was denied. The GOP chose Gerald Ford to run for the Republican Party in 1976. In 1980 on election day, Ronald became the 40th President of The United States of America. In every category of the exit polls, President Reagan crushed his opponent by astonishing amounts.
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