Ronald Reagan's Presidencies: The Reagan Era

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Ronald Reagan’s presidencies are commonly referred to as “The Reagan Era,” which was full of ups and downs. He was strongly supported for his familiar and casual rhetoric, although it often reflected his lack of knowledge on the topics he dealt with. One occurrence where his amiable and humorous demeanor settled itself negatively within his career was in 1984 when he “...made a joke about bombing Russia. The recording was transmitted to the press…” ( This slip revealed how reckless of a figure Reagan was, and gave the public reason to question his adaptation of what is appropriate at the executive level, thus questioning his credibility. The humor he found in “bombing Russia” translated into policies, manifesting as the Strategic

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