Ronald Reagan's Fight Against Communism

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Reagan became President of the Screen Actors Guild, the largest organization of Hollywood performers. He battled communist members who wanted to lead the guild away from American ideals. When Reagan appeared before the congressional committee investigating Communism in Hollywood he said that “democracy is strong enough to stand up and fight against the inroads of any ideology” (Schweitzer Pg. 14-16). Regan made speeches around the country promoting democracy and warning against communism, showing that communism couldn’t compete with our political system. He was interested in politics and was active in campaigning for conservative candidates. He was encouraged to run for office and in 1967 Ronald Reagan was sworn in as governor of California.
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