Reagan’s platform as an actor allowed him to appear in the political spotlight when he gave a well-received televised speech for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. Leading up to this speech Reagan’s ideologically had become increasingly conservative. A few years after the speech Reagan was elected as governor of California. Reagan’s popularity and charisma aided him into becoming the 40th president of The United States. Reagan is notoriously known for his ability to influence legislation.
When he took office, the United States was facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with high unemployment, high interest rates, and a high inflation rate. President Reagan’s communication to the nation consisted of information that was relevant and meaningful, reflected a vision for the future, and communicated clearly his mission and the culture of his administration. His communication occurred timely and routinely, using a mechanism he was highly experienced and effective with, the public media. President Reagan’s communication followed Baldoni’s (2003) Leadership Communications Model, in that it contained significance, values, cadence, and consistency. Senator Mike Lee (2014) is quoted saying Reagan had, The cadence of confidence.
“Others prophesied the decline of the west...Others saw only limits to growth...Others hoped, at best, for an uneasy cohabitation with the Soviet Union…” (Lines 30-35). Thatcher emphasizes what other people saw in the world and what Reagan’s perspectives were. This shows that Reagan did the extraordinary duty when people did not believe for differences in the world. Reagan’s ideas from what is right and wrong reshaped the United States into what it is today. With the help of Reagan, America won the Cold War in 1989.
Both presidents will be compared to determine who brought the best for United States. Ronald Reagan was an American politician who had become the 40th President of the United States of America. He had served eight years from 1981 till 1989. He was the President that would restore prosperity to United States and achieve “peace through strength” as they say. One of the top achievements that Reagan had accomplished
Nixon is widely recognized for his successful détente foreign policy that improved U.S. relations with Russia and China. Despite his achievements, his true motives and methods of achieving success were questionable and harmful. His agenda for Vietnam was hidden from the public, as was his Southern Strategy. He was not truly invested in environmental reform, and proved to be a truly contradictory president. Scholars agree that his public actions and private ideas often opposed each other (“Impact and Legacy”).
Throughout the entirety of the speech Thatcher builds Regan up as not marley a powerful leader but a man of unshakable character. Thatcher highlights both these aspects of Reagan's character by stating “He sought to mend America’s wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world.” (5-7) In painting Regan as a healing figure over the american people as well as the entirety of the free world Thatchers leaves little room for listeners to skew Regan in an negative light. Emplainting Metaphor into her speech allowed Thatcher's to create such an effect, honoring the fallen president to the utmost high extent. Such statements left Regan encompassed by his strong morality, and decimated any non benevolent notions of the President. Suffering from the devastating loss, the american people grasped at such high spoken words of Reagan, healing though the positive memories of his legacy
Reagan, based on an appeal to the general public, chooses to gain credibility and an emotional appeal with religion by using associating his ideas with words like god and morality then repeats this association with all his ideas. His repetition and word choice creates an association of his ideas and religion, in a public of very religious citizens, will create a positive connotation regardless of the actual merit of the idea. This connotation will help make the general public more receptive and accepting of Reagan’s decision making based, as well as have a generally more negative connotation when thinking of the Soviet Union. Having the public’s support can reduce scrutiny of his decision making and minimize public backlash regardless of the merit of his
In 1900 he was nominated for Vice President on a ticket with President McKinley. After Mckinley's assassination, Roosevelt became President of the U.S. At 42, he was the youngest ever to become a president. He had many influences early on in his life that helped him accomplish his goals as President. He was inspired by his uncle with the conservation policy. Another influence was the Spanish-American War.
However, he had the other face of strong opponent of nuclear weapons. And he had a passion to grasp real Soviet Union because he believed mutual understanding will solve problems between United States and Soviet. However, for Soviet people, the former image was so strong that mutual understanding was difficult. What is more, Reagan was incoherent person. It deepened suspicion not only in Soviet Union president but also among the U.S. community.