Ronald Reagan Hero

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Merriam-Webster offers many definitions for the word “hero.” One of these definitions, “A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities,” is a perfect portrait of Ronald Reagan. During his presidency, Reagan showed that he was this man as he achieved great things. Today, he is one of America’s most revered presidents. Ronald Reagan proved his leadership abilities on the home front by rebuilding the economy and rekindling the American spirit. The United States economy was in disarray, suffering after the 1979 energy crisis. Due to high unemployment and inflation, many Americans had lost faith in the government and the nation as a whole. When Reagan took office in 1981, the recession and this “national malaise” were already about a year old. However, many people faulted him for America’s poor condition. Immediately, he addressed the declining economy, introducing many new policies that came to be known as “Reaganomics.” These policies encouraged entrepreneurship, reduced government spending, and cut federal taxes to twenty-five percent. After a period of turmoil, “Reaganomics” improved the economy and restored America to its “rightful place in the world.” Once more, Americans…show more content…
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