Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan was a character who optimized many of the people when things went very poorly. Many people said his personality was courage, courage that was natural to him, and a courage that was ultimately contagious. He also did do so much more like creating Reaganomics, strengthening nations, and improving many things in the economy. He also did many things that helped out the people, which was his main goal.
President Reagan’s began his presidency with the understanding that there were growing concerns felt by the American people concerning the events that were taking place within our nation (Schultz, 2013). Also, he realized that family values and a free market were probably the two areas that were most important to the citizens. He started his presidential legacy by cutting taxes, decreasing funds for social programs and by increasing military resources. His thoughts were that by cutting taxes that the government 's revenue would increase, thus, ensuring they could pay their debt instead of the taxpayers. Although, the changes in military funding and social programs led to a drastic increase in the nation 's debt that even
Ronald Reagan “There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.” Ronald Reagan was a republican, but before he got into politics he was an actor. He was born on February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois. He served 1981 to 1989 as the 40th president of the United States of America. Not only was he a President, but a governor of California ("Ronald Reagan).
During the year 1984 Ronald Reagan was very popular among the American people. On November 4, 1984, He won the presidential re-election with 49 states voting for him creating a total of 525 electoral votes. Reagan was a well liked actor before he became president. During the duration of 20 years he was in over 50 motion pictures. He was also known for his good sense of humor.
In the 1930s, Reagan had been a liberal Democrat who was a supporter Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) and his New Deal programs. But in 1962, Reagan switched sides to the Republican Party and helped Richard Nixon (1913-1994) in his unsuccessful campaign for the California governorship. In 1966, Reagan ran for governor of California on a platform that called for the downsizing of the California state government. He won easily. In 1968, he made an unsuccessful attempt for the Republican presidential nomination, but was reelected to the California governor 's office in 1970.
Presidential Power Ronald Reagan served as America’s 40th president. Reagan managed to cut taxes, increase defense spending, negotiate a nuclear arms reduction agreement with the Soviets and is credited with helping to bring a quicker end to the Cold War. I think that president Reagan used his presidential powers properly in order to achieve what needed to be done. Ronald Reagan was president as the Cold War was raging worse than it had ever before. Reagan used his executive power, Commander in Chief, to put up resistance against Mikhail Gorbachev and push his defensive strategy.
Ronald Reagan was able to reduce tension between America and the Soviet Union but he is not the best leader because of the Iran Contra Affair in which it showed that he is easily influenced by other people. One of the foreign policies was military build up. Because the Soviet Union decided not to abide by the SALT II treaty which was to maintain nuclear equalness between two main superpowers, it was no surprise when Reagan also bagn defense building. The main objectives of the buildup were to strengthen military, encourage and gain trust from the European allies that US will not abandon them. The defense budget in 1981 was $171 million to $300 billion in 1985.
In order for America to afford the tax cuts and increase in defense spending, Regan reduced spending on important welfare and social programs, which only increased poverty in America and widened the gap between the rich and the poor. An example of a welfare program which Reagan reduced support towards, was food-stamps. In 1983, Reagan cut down the outlay on food stamps from $11.8 million to $9.6 billion, and the cuts would continue to be about $2-3 billion yearly for the rest of his presidency (Danziger, n.d). Bill Moyers, a former press secretary of the White House said that the cuts in food stamps are “putting people into a 1981 version of the bread line (Hayward, 2010).”
Racial Profiling” as it’s known today was started in 1980’s under President Ronald Reagans’ “War on Drugs” (a war Reagan declared while drug use and crimes were both on the decline (4). Regan’s “War on Drugs” was a partisan show of force that he, Bush Senior and Junior and subsequent Presidents used to try and convenience people they were concerned with public safety and American citizens who had fallen victim to crimes committed by drug users and drug dealers. (Even, while it was widely reported Ronald Reagans’ son, Ronnie junior and former President George Bush Senior’s son, former President George Bush Junior were both smoking weed and snorting cocaine (4). While the “War on Drugs” was based on political motives, (that is not the full story) as the “war on drugs” in hindsight proved itself to be a social containment strategy and ultimately a “war” on black and brown surplus people ().
What has the power to take a life has the power to preserve it, what has the power to love has the power to hate, what has the power to make the world a better place has the power to ruin it. The monumental power of choice resides in all of us and dictates the course of history. But the choice to live is one right that is being stolen every time a mother says no to the growing baby inside of her. Planned Parenthood is an industry that is worth 1 billion dollars that builds its foundation on the death of one million babies a year. In comparison the Holocaust, which was a reign of terror over the “inferior” populations of Europe, had over 11 million people who were helplessly murdered in the span of 12 years.