Ronald Regan

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Ronald Reagan, My American Hero
October 5, 2014
English 101

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
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("The White House", n.d). During his first term Reagan temporarily stopped government hiring to slow the growth of the state workforce, but he also approved tax increases to balance the state budget. ("The White House", n.d). In 1970, Reagan was elected for a second term. ("The White House", n.d). Governor Reagan worked with Democratic majority in the state legislature to endorse a major reform to the welfare system in 1971("The White House", n.d). The reform reduced the number of people receiving state aid while increasing the benefits for those who remained eligible. During his tenure as governor, Reagan chaired the Republican Governors Association from 1968 to 1969. ("The White House", n.d). ). In 1974, Ronald Reagan left office as Governor of California to peruse his Republican interests The White House (N.D)Bottom of Form

Boosted by his success in California, Reagan made an abortive run for the presidency in 1968, a candidacy that divided his followers and national conservatives. (Miller center, 2014). Some of them wanted Reagan to seek the presidency; others believed he should prove himself longer as governor before running for higher office (Miller center, 2014). Ronald Reagan won the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980 and chose as his running mate former Texas Congressman and United Nations Ambassador George Bush, (Miller center, 2014). Voters troubled by inflation and by the year-long confinement of Americans in Iran
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