How Is Ronald Reagan Influential

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Reagan: The Most Influential Some people may think any of the 45 United States Presidents are corrupt politicians, that they are only trying to accomplish reelection or simply making them stand out in history. Although, there is one president who stood out amongst them all, who “was committed to absolute integrity. His trustworthiness was recognized by those he dealt with in Congress, in politics, and foreign leaders throughout the world” (Meese). That man is Ronald Reagan, aka. “The Great Communicator,” who, when listing the top presidents in American history, would be towards the top every time. As evident throughout his life, Ronald Reagan is indeed one of the most influential citizens of American history. For starters, Ronald Reagan was not only the most inspirational American in U.S. history, but he also lived the real American dream. He was the Average Joe born in the suburbs with a middle class family. It was then in his hometown of Dixon, Illinois that he learned, “the love and common sense of purpose that unites families and communities and recognized it as one of the most powerful forces on earth” (The Reagan Family Settles In Dixon, Illinois). Because of that very important life lesson he learned there in Dixon, that's where his dreams started to…show more content…
“From day one, he pursued peace through strength by rearming America, conventionally and strategically, from top to bottom” (Elliot). Strengthening America’s defense was a critical objective for Reagan as it was the Cold War he was trying to defeat, as well as Communism throughout the entire world. Back to the relationships he had with the world’s diplomats, he couldn’t have beaten the Soviet Communism without the help of Pope John Paul II; which ended with the end of communism and the Berlin Wall being torn
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