How Did Ronald Reagan Influence The Cold War

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With great courage yet peacefulness, Ronald Reagan stated, “Tear down this wall!” By wall, he meant the Berlin Wall that divided East and East Germany. The Cold War was ending. Reagan achieved many things while in office. We will look at how the Reagan administration influenced the Cold War and when the Cold War ended. Ronald Reagan was an Illinois born native. He found his love for politics and acting while in high school. Reagan was an actor for most of his twenties and thirties. He then became the governor of California in 1966. By 1980 the Reagan and his running mate George H.W. Bush received the Republican nomination as their presidential nominee. The election of 1980 wasn’t even in the ball park when it came to presidential popularity in the electoral college. Reagan and Bush beat Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale in the electoral vote 489-49. Reagan was quoted saying, “Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.” This statement opened up what was known then as Reaganomics. Reagan supported the supply-side economics, the theory that lower taxes will boost the economy as businesses and individuals invest their money.Reaganomics was also called “trickle-down economics” Meaning, the wealth of the upper-class would “trickle down” to the middle and lower classes.
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In his farewell address (source G) Reagan stated, “They called it the Reagan revolution. Well, I’ll accept that, but for me it always seemed more like the great rediscovery, a rediscovery of our values and our common sense.” By this Reagan meant that he only gave the American people the push they needed in order to accomplish their own goals of prosperity as a country united. It can be concluded that Reagan was still the humble boy from Illinois even as Commander and Chief of the United States of

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