The Reagan 's Presidency Of The United States Essay

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In a time when communism was such a strong out cast and frowned upon by the U.S. citizens, under the presidency of Richard Nixon, was a young man by the name of Ronald Wilson Reagan. Reagan was born February 5, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois, to Nelle Clyde Wilson and John Edward “Jack” Reagan. In the 1930’s, Reagan was a very successful anti-communist actor that had to fight the ‘militantly activist movie industry movies union’ and had to deal with investigations into Hollywood’s political activities. Reagan would later (1981-1989) become the 40th President of the United States. Many challenges were faced under Reagan’s presidency. The one main foreign affair under Reagan’s presidency was the concern of communism and terrorism. Forty-four years (1947-1991) of the “Cold War”, also known as communism, was overpowering many of the nations from Russia, Eastern Europe, Eastern Asia and South Africa – just to name a few places. Communism was a very powerful issue in 1981. During this time, Reagan was taking his stand as the 40th President of the United States. During this time, Russia was under the leadership of Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko. Communism not only had a large impact in Russia and the United States, it interrupted the lifestyles of many other countries, such as Europe. During this time frame, Europe was still very weak from the effects of World War II. The Soviet Union saw this as an opportunity to take control of Europe. “The Soviet Union wanted to
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