Ronald Legacy Of Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois on February 6th, 1911. He was born to John Edward Reagan and Nelle Wilson Reagan. John Reagan was a second generation Italian-American shoe salesmen and his mother Nelle was a huge believer in the bible and the Protestant faith. Mrs. Reagan was also the first individual that introduced Ronald into acting when Mrs. Reagan was teaching dramatic acting lessons in the town. According to Mr. Reagan this shaped him into the person that he was, “There was the life that has shaped my body and mind for all the years to come after.” As Ronald began his high school years he given a nickname that stuck with him until the day he dies. “The Dutch” is what he was called, while he was attending Dixon High School in the late 1920’s. While attending Dixon High, Ronald Reagan was a very popular kid he was active in sports, especially football where he excelled and was active his school’s theatre productions. After graduating from High School, he enrolled into Eureka College in Peoria, Illinois, Ronald being the only person in his family to get a higher education. According to the Miller Center on the life of Ronald Reagan, that Ronald struggled at first, but with his strength he worked his way through it. “He worked his way through college with dishwashing and other jobs, also sending money home and inducing his brother to enroll at Eureka.” Ronald was an average student through college he passed his classes by making mostly “C’s”…

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