All About Ronald Raegan Essay

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"The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”- Ronald Raegan (Hawkins, 2012). This is just one of the amazing quotes that lead Ronald Raegan to be known as the “Great Communicator.” Marilyn Brayton stated, “Ronald Raegan was known as one of the most popular, and best presidents we have ever had in our country!” He was known for being very strong willed, and fought to achieve “peace through strength” (The White House, “Ronald Raegan”), and he did just that!
Ronald Raegan was born on February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois (The White House, “Ronald Raegan”). He ...view middle of the document...

Since, he had bad eye sight; he served three years and worked in the back to help prepare war films and propaganda (Rosenberg). In 1947, Ronald Raegan was nominated the President of the Screen Actors Guild and retained this position for 5 years (Imbd, “Ronald Raegan Biography”). After many trials and tribulations, Raegan’s career in acting began to fall in the 1950’s. Raegan began acting in B movies, rather than A movies. (Imbd, “Ronald Raegan Biography”). During the fall of his acting career, he and his wife divorced in 1948. Because of Ronald Raegan’s time of being the president of the Screen Actors guild, the disputes over communism in the Hollywood industry caused him to become intertwined with politics (The White House, “Ronald Raegan”).
In 1952, he married Nancy Davis, who also was an actress (“Ronald Raegan Biography”). They later had two more children, Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott (The White House, “Ronald Raegan”). In 1954, Reagan began working for General Electric to host a television show that had many famous guests (Rosenberg). This job is where he began to meet people all over the country (Rosenberg)! In 1960, he helped with Nixon’s campaign this is where he switched to Republican (Rosenberg). In 1966 Ronald Raegan was elected Governor of the state of California (The White House, “Ronald Raegan”). Reagan won against, Democratic Governor Pat Brown (Imbd, “Ronald Reagan Biography”). In 1970, he also was elected as the governor; this allowed him to serve two terms as the governor of California (Imbd, “Ronald Raegan Biography”).
In 1980, Ronald Raegan was nominated as the Republican Party Presidential candidate (The White House, “Ronald Raegan”). During this Presidential race, he was up against the former president Jimmy Carter (Rosenberg). The electoral vote for Reagan was outrageous! The electoral vote count for Reagan was 489 and Carter’s was 49 (The White House, “Ronald Reagan”). Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the, oldest, President of the United States of America on January 20, 1981(The White House, “Ronald Reagan”).
Soon after Reagan was nominated as president, he had an attempt assassination on March 30, 1981 (The White House, “Ronald Reagan”). John W. Hinckley was the shooter: he done...

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