Ronald Regan Paper

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Introduction Reagan, Ronald Wilson (1911- ),the 40th president of the United States (1981-1989), enforced the policies that reversed a general direction of movement toward greater government involvement in economic and social regulation. Reagan as the younger of two sons, was born in Tampico, Illinois and spent most of his childhood in Dixon, Illinois. After studying at Eureka College,a small Disciples of Christ college near Peoria, Illinois, he majored in economics, and became the president of the student body, a member of the football team, and captain of the swimming team. He had special drawings toward acting, but after the graduation in 1932 the only job available related to show business was as a local radio sportscaster. In 1936 he …show more content…
Hinckley shot Reagan in the chest during an assassination attempt. John has santed to court and later they found Hinckley was not guilty because of insanity. Hinckely was sented to a mental hospital. After the assassinations attempt the support for Reagan increased public support for Reagan. In 1984 the Republicans nominated Reagan and Bush for a second term. Reagan promised to keep taxes down, and won 59 percent of the popular vote and carried 49 states. In the 1986 elections the Democrats regained control of the Senate. During his last two years in office, unable to run for reelection himself, Reagan found it harder to get his legislative proposals finished. Foreign affairs In the Middle East, Reagan came out several times with U.S. forces to help out with army and military needs. In the early 1980s, armed conflict broke out in Lebanon between the Christian government and a number of Muslim groups. In effort to strengthen the Christian government, Reagan sent marines to Lebanon to help out. In October 1983 a bomb killed nearly 250 marines and other U.S. service members at their Beirut headquarters. In 1986 a bomb in a West German dance club killed an U.S. soldier and injured others. Reagan claimed that Libya was responsible for the bombing activities, retaliated with air strikes against several Libyan cities on April 15, 1986 and related to the supporting of Christian government in Libya. The President Reagan was one of the greatest presidents.

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