Ronald Reagan

40th President of the United States

GENERAL BIO (biography 1)

Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois. Honestly, he killed everything he did in his presidency. He participated in several Hollywood films until prior to his presidency. Pretty baller, right? Unfortunately his coolness was lost on June 5, 2004 when he succumbed into his fight with Alzheimer's.

MORE FACTS (biography 2)

Prior to his presidency, Ronald Reagan participated in the media. Fresh out of college, Reagan accepted a job as a radio sportscaster for WOC in Davenport, Iowa. His voice was seen as lively, informative, and natural. Reagan later went on to participate in Warner Brothers films when he happened to look like a kid who had died in a car accident that they were making a movie about. He pursued a wide range of film options and did considerably well. Because of his experience in the field, Reagan knew how the media really worked. This knowledge gave him advantages when he shifted over to politics where he could use his skills to appeal to the public. He was also a beloved governor of California which made him a shoe in for the republican candidate spot in the presidential election.

ELECTED MAN (biography 3)

Ronald Reagan gained his presidency in 1980, snatching away a second term for Jimmy Carter. Dealing with a bad situation, Reagan made the best of it. Starting in 1983, there was a huge economic boom. Lower inflation, reduced tax rates, and lower unemployment rates were only a few of the things that Reagan did that Americans were in awe of. Reagan created a massive defense build up and that gave the citizens a sense that their president was keeping a mother's eye on their country. This led to his reelection in 1984.
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LIFE POST PREZ (biography 4)

After the chill job of being the country's leader for eight years, Ronald Reagan moved to California and spent his days in Bel Air with his wife Nancy. During the span of the next few years, Reagan spent his time organizing his memoirs and building the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Shortly after that, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and diasppeared from the public eye.

THAT ONE AWESOME THING HE DID

HE ESSENTIALLY ENDED THE COLD WAR. Reagan reversed the policy of detente and stood firm against the Soviet Union, calling it an Evil Empire and demanded that the wall be torn down in Berlin. He was relentless in pushing his Strategic Defense Initiative and gave aid to rebels battling the Soviets. His efforts were crucial in the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Empire.

WHEN HE DONE GOOFED

The biggest failure (even though it wasn't directy his fault) was the Iran-Contra scandal. in which Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North (a junior National Security Council aide) produced an arms sale to Iran in a urgent bid to bargain for the release of American hostages, then delivered the proceeds to rebels seeking to overthrow Nicaragua's government. Oopsies. That's not illegal, right?

WAS HE POPULAR?¿?¿

During his presidency, Ronald Reagan was averagely well liked. He had a 53% approval rating from 1981 to 1989. After he stepped down from his second term, Reagan was slightly frowned upon. He accepted a $2 million fee to speak in Japan. Americans were not fans of that little stunt but continued to bask in his positive aura.

HIS HOMIEZZ (cabinet)

During his presidency, Ronald Reagan had some pretty chill people helping him out. Those people were:

Secretary of State: Alexander M. Haig, Jr., George P. Shultz

Secretary of the Treasury: Donald T. Regan, James A. Baker, Nicholas F. Brady

Secretary of Defense: Caspar W. Weinberger, Frank C. Carlucci

Attorney General: William French Smith, Edwin Meese, Richard L. Thornburgh

Secretary of the Interior: James G. Watt, William P. Clark, Donald P. Hodel

Secretary of Agriculture: John R. Block, Richard E. Lyng

Secretary of Commerce: Malcolm Baldrige, C. William Verity

Secretary of Labor: Raymond J. Donovan, William E. Brock III, Ann Dore McLaughlin

Secretary of Health and Human Services: Richard S. Schweiker, Margaret M. Heckler, Otis R. Bowen

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Samuel R. Pierce

Secretary of Transportation: Drew Lewis, Elizabeth H. Dole, James H. Burnley IV

Secretary of Energy: James B. Edwards, Donald P. Hodel, John S. Herrington

Secretary of Education: Terrel H. Bell, William J. Bennett, Lauro F. Cavazos

WOULD HE BE GOOD TODAY?

Yes! Reagan was able to pull America back and cause a massive economic boom. He projected pride and strength and inspired people be proud to be an American. With today's... iffy situation, Reagan would not only be able to bring back the economy but would also make people believe in our country and be so confidence that the foreign countries will see the U.S. as a powerful country who they should be threatened by. Go America.