The Legacy Of Ronald Reagan

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"If we ever forget that we are One Nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." These were the words of Ronald Reagan who was one of the most influential presidents who took a stand towards Christianity and conservatism. Though some say government and God do not mix, Reagan believed that government could not be successful without God. Ronald Reagan was born to John and Nelle Reagan on February 6, 1911. Nelle raised Ronald in church and tried to impart on him the love of God which she knew. Ronald embraced the same beliefs in God that his mother had, and was baptized in their church in 1922. His baptism is what was the beginning of Ronald Reagan becoming active in his church. In 1926, at the age of 15, he started teaching a Sunday School class and didn’t stop teaching that class until he left for college. Reagan began his studies at Eureka College in 1928. Even though his family was poor during this time around the Great Depression, he thankfully landed a football scholarship which helped him through school. After college, he began his acting career in radio and then moved to Hollywood to television. In 1940, Ronald Reagan married Jane Wyman and they had two children, Maureen and Michael. After the divorce of Ronald and Jane in 1948, he remarried Nancy David for which he stayed with for the rest of his life. Ronald and Nancy Reagan had two children, Patti and Ron. Up until this time, Reagan’s politics were liberal. Yet, by the 1960’s Reagan political beliefs

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