How Was Ronald Reagan Successful

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Once Reagan had taken office on January 20, 1981 the Civil Rights Movement has already taken place. African Americans had gained rights under the new amendments made to end slavery, gain equal voting right, and due process. Previously, the economy was still recovering from the great depression and resources used in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam war brought the fight against communism into perspective because we needed to find new battle tactics to fight against Vietnam. Previously, the US hadn’t sent in troops a majority of the time to try to help the containment of communism. Ronald Reagan was elected twice into office on January 20, 1981 and January 20, 1984. For his first term he had a popular vote result of 51% and 489 electoral votes.…show more content…
Reagan tried his best to make improvements to the country while in office for eight years. Therefore, Reagan was a successful president because he stopped nuclear war , Reaganomics, and Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981. Reagan was successful in passing the the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and devising the Strategic Defense Initiative. Reagan tries to devise a meaningful treaty to eliminate the use of nuclear weaponry in the future. During the time while Reagan was in office he strongly opposed nuclear weaponry. Reagan believed that a war shouldn’t be found or won by using nuclear weaponry because it had long term negative effects. Reagan was aware of the negative effects due to the nuclear weaponry previously used by the US used as an effort to win the war so he tried to gain attention from congress to support the treaty. Likewise Reagan addresses to the public ,“A treaty was put into action to try to stop the, he said, eliminates an entire class of nuclear missiles, provides the most intrusive arms-control inspection ever, and forces Moscow to dismantle more missiles than Washington does.”(Hedrick Smith,1988) Furthermore, on March 23, 1983 Reagan…show more content…
Reagan was able to cut government funding by 25% to support the US economy. Reagan believed with government imposing less taxes the economy would benefit because the US citizen would be making more money. Reagan discusses his idea for reform to try to improve the economy in his inaugural address. “This Administration’s objective will be a healthy, vigorous, growing economy that provides equal opportunities for all Americans, with no barriers born of bigotry or discrimination. Putting America back to work means putting all Americans back to work. Ending inflation means freeing all Americans from the terror of runaway living costs. All must share in the productive work of this ’new beginning,’ and all must share in the bounty of a revived economy,”(Inaugural Address,1981). Ronald Reagan was able to improve the economy by decreasing unemployment rates to support more wealth. Reagan was successful president because his plans for Reaganomics benefits those around him because inflation decreased and employment increased. Furthermore, Reagan supported creating additional jobs which allowed for the economy to become better off. Reagan believed the increased amount of allowed for the economy to improve because more money would be circulated in the economy.While in office Reagan decreased the rate of unemployment while in officer. “November 1989, 18.7 million new jobs were created. It was a world record:
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