Thesis Statement: Ronald Reagan’s presidency was one of the most successful in United States history because he revitalized the failing economy, used his remarkable communication skills to reestablish America’s lost morale, and even played a vital role in ending the Cold War.
In conclusion, President Reagan was operative in convincing his audience that he was the right choice for who should lead the U.S. I firmly believe that Ronald Reagan was the last good President we had in office. He not only kept to his word, but also was able to inspire the American people and remind them what hope was and what it looked and felt like. Shown through this piece, it is evident that he was an eloquent communicator and an overall persuasive orator. By using pathos, rhetorical questioning,
Ronald Reagan was more than just our nation’s 40th President, he was a remarkable leader. Winning the Governor election by more than 1 million votes, and President of the United States for two terms, America was needing a fearless figure in front of economic, domestic and international threats this nation was experiencing. He brought lower tax rates, negotiated the nuclear arms treaty with the Soviet Union, and influenced the tear down of the Berlin wall and the ending the Cold War without firing a shot. Reagan left Office in 1989 and said, “We meant to change the nation, but instead we changed the world” (cardigan, 1995). Spending his last years with
President Ronald Reagan’s speech “A Time for Choosing” was my selection for this assignment. Prior to his presidential election, Ronald Reagan was catapulted forward in his career by his motivational speech later titled by some simply as “The Speech”. At the time, Regan had recently changed from a long-standing Democrat to a Republican. Although his speech was unable to prevent President Lyndon Johnson’s ultimate win, it was very memorable due to the emotionally powerful and deeply moving presentation. Creating an unknown, yet powerful pull for his inevitable position as President. By conveying his points with such an emotional drive, “A Time for Choosing” became one of the most important speeches of his career. The soon to be President delivered this speech with strong words many Americans were not prepared to hear but came to accept. A speech that created many questions and provided many answers managed to express a level of emotion that seemed urgently calm. As one of President Reagans greatest speeches “A Time for Change” provided the world with a preview of a President in the making.
Despite the increase of defense projects and counter-Soviet initiatives, Reagan did desire for negotiation and improve relations between Washington and Kremlin (Rossinow, 224). Soon afterward, during his second term, Reagan held meetings with leader Mikhail Gorbachev, with whom he negotiated a treaty to eliminate a range of nuclear weapons. Between the two men was a forged relationship- as a partnership, as friends. Reagan, surprisingly, even suggested that both powers should do what they can to ensure that such weapons entirely removed from the world (Rossinow, 232)- although the proposal 's implementation did not work, it still did prove interestingly of Reagan 's thinking to establish disarmament, even if it never happened. Nonetheless, ending the war after so many decades of tension was a monumental triumph for the US and American policy.
Ronald Reagan has the belief that America is a superior nation. He believes that it is the center of morality and that it has the role of ensuring that its best ideals are spread to the rest of the world. He believed that people and especially the Americans are moral enough such that they were not in a position to oppress other people. He believes that the American children need to pray in
During a time of terrifying darkness, a time of rising hostility, there stood two giants, menacingly staring down the other. One giant in the eastern hemisphere, named the USSR, and the other giant in the western hemisphere, the United States of America. As the two stared each other down, reaching closer and closer to war, a man stood up; determined to make the world a better place. This man spoke out against the USSR and the vices within the United States. This man was Ronald Reagan, the leader of the United States. With the fervor and duty of a leader, he climbed on top of the American giant, armed with diligence and the will of his people. On top, he began his speech against the Soviet Union, driving passion
Ronald Reagan was the 40th president of the United States of America. Before becoming interested in politics, he was an actor born in Tampico, Illinois (Freidel, & Sidey). In 1966, Reagan was elected governor of California, and that was the beginning of his political future (Freidel, & Sidey). Reagan strove through foreign policy while building America strong thought his words, “peace through strength” (Freidel, & Sidey). Pushing through an assassin-attempt, Reagan achieved great things as told in his farewell address. Ronald Reagan uses thoughtful organization, emotional appeal, repetition, and allusion in his farewell address to the nation, in reason of his termination in presidency as well
Although, he was the one who put social and political pressure on the Soviet Union, specifically Mikhail Gorbachev, to tear down the Berlin Wall by proclaiming in front of the wall to the people of West Germany, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” This act empowered the people of East Germany to physically attack and dismantle their portion of the wall, as well as the very symbol of the grips of communism itself, without fear of arrest or persecution. This act also empowered the Soviet satellite states to begin talking about breaking away from the Soviet Union, greatly weakening Gorbachev’s power and authority. While he pressured Gorbachev in this way, throughout his presidency, he also spoke diplomatically with Mikhail Gorbachev and negotiated a weapons treaty with him. Gorbachev and Reagan signed the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. This treaty required both the United States and the Soviet Union to destroy their nuclear weapons therefore reducing the risk of nuclear war and increasing global safety. In this instance, the Soviet Union and the United States were able to work together for the good of the world despite being in the midst of the Cold War. Perhaps because of this as well as his ability to speak eloquently about national issues in front of large crowds he was called the great communicator. His successes,
He has been called the most significant President of the 20th century. Ronald Reagan’s devotion to the American people and his unwavering commitment to managing both domestic and foreign affairs with sincerity, composure and efficiency provided a beacon of hope in an era that was marked by economic turmoil on the homefront and an impending threat of nuclear war. An analysis of Reagan’s life history, from a psychological standpoint, seeks to reveal the significant factors and influential events that may shed light on how he acquired the distinctive characteristics and how the interplay of how these factors subsequently shaped the extraordinary person he became.
Before he took office, the war was a major Communist threat to the United States. Reagan reversed the policy of détente and stood strong against the Soviet Union. His efforts were responsible for the fall of the Soviet empire that ended the Cold War. He had made the US military even stronger and established a smaller federal government. He was responsible for the Strategic Defense Initiative, which had the intent to develop an anti-ballistic missile system to prevent missile attacks from other countries, especially the Soviet Union. With the tension of the Cold War still around, the Strategic Defense Initiative was the Reagan’s response to possible nuclear attacks from afar. Although the program seemed to have no negative consequences, there were concerns brought up about the program which caused them to set it aside for a while. Reagan tranquilized the concerns by fabricating the Intermediate Range Nuclear Force Treaty (INF), which provided for the destruction of about 2500 Soviet and American missiles in Europe. It banned all intermediate-range nuclear missiles from Europe and marked a significant ending in the Cold
The United States during the mid to late 70’s was in a constant state of alert; millions of citizens waiting for the piercing sounds of the air raid sirens to slice through the night air. America was in need of a leader, someone who could unify a divided country and save it from crushing economic failure. One man saw his need and stood up to the task, his name is President Ronald Reagan. Reagan rose to power as President during one of the most critical periods in not only American history, but also, World history: The arms standoff of the cold war. His actions as a unifier in the homeland and as a diplomat in foreign halls changed the way Americans and citizens of the world lived their lives.
Ronald Regan, even after 20 years absent of state office, still manages to captivate American patriotism. As an upheld memorabilia of the United States, Reagan was well renounced as one of the nations most revered public figures. Ronald Reagan was born and raised in the small town of Tampico, Illinois, on February 6, 1911. Given Ronald’s childhood; Reagans Father had been employed as a shoe salesman at the time of Reagans birth, and his family (which included his mother, brother and father) inhabited calamitous housing that consisted of insufficient plumbing/running water and the geographical location was that of an “abnormal residency”. In essence, Reagan experienced an ecosystem that of the “common people” during maturing alterations. As Reagan progressed through high school he enrolled in extracurricular clubs such as student body council, school performances and even athletic activities. During Reagans well rounded & auspicious adolescence; Reagan’s father, Jack, had incoherent job occupation and the Reagans were swept with inconsistent shifting of lifestyles. Jack and Nelle (Reagan’s mother) were both devoted Democrats given the time. Jack belonged to the Roman Catholics, and Nelle was an active member of the Disciples of Christ. In 1932, Jack Reagan was rewarded for his Democratic activism by being named the local director of the Works Progress Administration, a federal agency created by Roosevelt to provide work for jobless Americans. (Miller
Americans have become used to politicians who will not go against their party’s line. Instead of having numerous free thinking elected officials who come together to ensure the welfare of society, we have two parties that control almost everything. This was not how Theodore Roosevelt led our country. He was a visionary and ethical leader. This paper explains why by describing Theodore Roosevelt’s use of visionary leadership to protect America’s natural resources by being an emotionally flexible leader and using his inspirational motivation. Theodore Roosevelt was an Ethical Leader because he put service before self by resigning from the position of Assistant Secretary of the Navy to fight in the Spanish American War and was a free thinker who went against his party to protect the welfare of society. Theodore Roosevelt has personal relevance in my development as a leader by modeling service before self and allowing me to see how I can improve my inspirational motivation. In order to understand Theodore Roosevelt as a leader, you should first know the impact of his visionary leadership.
President Ronald Reagan was nicknamed “The Great Communicator.” Personal thoughts are that Reagan was one of the great leaders of modern times. The former president was able to change the status quo of government policies and public opinion through effective communication. As a leader, Reagan was guided by qualities of passion and genuine concern for the people always speaking from the heart. It was Reagan’s sincere desire to serve the country through his leadership bringing about economic growth with needed adjustments to government spending. Reagan’s ability to speak with conviction and authority helped people to understand the need for change. Using communication skills is an aspect of leadership that can make a difference in whether individuals are motivated to follow or resist.