Ronald Reagan Biography

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Ronald Wilson Reagan By: Kess Kelly A famous man once said..."The most terrifying words in the English language are: I 'm from the government and I 'm here to help." This was said by our 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan. This quote really shows how Reagan wanted to help our country and fix our government. And in 1989, when Reagan left office, he left behind a huge impact on our United States. By looking deeper in Reagan 's early life, career, and post career, we 'll be able to see how big of impact was made by Reagan. Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois, on February 6, 1911. His parents were John Edward "Jack" Reagan and Nellie Wilson Reagan. When he was a child, his father nicknamed him "Dutch" because he…show more content…
An agent for Warner Brothers "discovers" Reagan in Los Angeles and offers him a seven-year contract." When Reagan was working in Hollywood, he met his wife, Jane Wyman and had two kids; however, this marriage did not work out and Reagan ended up marrying Nancy Reagan in 1952, He was married to her for the remainder of his life and had two children with her as well. According to, Nancy was a well-regarded First Lady and visible Reagan supporter throughout their life…show more content…
When Reagan was reelected, he got 49 of the 50 U.S. states in the election, and received 525 of 538 electoral votes. Which happens to be the largest number ever won by an American presidential candidate. According to, "During his second term, Reagan forged a diplomatic relationship with the reform-minded Mikhail Gorbachev, chairman of the Soviet Union. In 1987, the Americans and Soviets signed a historic agreement to eliminate intermediate-range nuclear missiles." In that year, Reagan spoke at Germany 's Berlin Wall. He told Gorbachev to tear it down and over two years later, Gorbachev gave in and the wall was torn down. Reagan 's leadership brought the international nightmare of the Cold War to a conclusion. Reagan also implemented the Reagan Doctrine. This provided aid to anti-communist movements in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. When Reagan left office, he left behind a legacy. After Reagan 's presidency, he moved to Bel Air and spent years after that, organizing memoirs about him and watching over the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Reagan traveled almost every week to ride horses at his ranch north of Santa Barbara and to his offices in a nearby city. Unfortunately, two years after Reagan left office, he developed a disease that caused him to lose his memory and in 2004 he

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