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A Lifelong Legacy

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Since July 4, 1776 the United States of America has undergone a significant amount of expansion, growth, and decline that has transformed us into the nation we are today. Through it all, we’ve had various brilliant people selected as our Commander and Chief. There was Washington, who was considered a war genius, and Lincoln, who fought to abolished slavery. These men are just a couple of the forty-four presidents that have overcome outstanding achievements while in office. Among these forty-four presidents, there was also Ronald Reagan who was known as “The Great Communicator”. (Reagan) He facilitated many key changes in our country’s economic development that led to our growth and prosperity. Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911 and was the younger of two sons. Growing up, Reagan was a true All-American. He enjoyed playing basketball, football, and was also the president of the student body in high school. He attended college at Eureka College, Illinois, where he chose the majors of economics and sociology, because they allowed him time to do things that he enjoyed more like drama, sports, and politics. While in college, he took the lead in most of the college’s plays, received three varsity letters, became president of the student body. He was truly born to be a leader. (Reagan) Not only was he heavily involved in high school and college activities, he was also a radio announcer. Then, in 1937, he signed his first motion picture contract with Warner Brothers and stared in over fifty films throughout his acting career. In addition to this long list of accomplishments, Reagan was the thirty-third governor of California from nineteen sixty-seven to nineteen seventy-five and won the presidential elect... ... middle of paper ... ...uccessful throughout his entire life and completed far more than the average American. Even during high school and college, he was a presidential leader, it was his calling. He definitely left a big imprint on American history and changed things for the better, despite what his critics believe. Reagan lived life fully and didn’t hold back, he is truly inspiring and his legacy will last forever. Works Cited Foner, Eric. “The Triumph of Conservatism.” Give Me Liberty! An American History. 2nd ed. W.W. Norton & Company Inc. NY:NY, 2008. Lafeber, Walter. “The Reagan Administration and Revolutions in Central America.” Political Science Quarterly. Vol 99, No 1. 1-25. Web. 27 June 2011. "Reagan, Ronald." Current Biography. Biography Ref Bank Select. Web. 27 June 2011. Renka, Russell. Speeches and other Media Uses by Ronald Reagan. 12 April 2010.Web.27 June 2011.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the united states of america has undergone a significant amount of expansion, growth, and decline that has transformed us into the nation we are today.
  • Explains that ronald reagan was born in tampico, illinois on february 6, 1911 and was the younger of two sons. he was a true all-american, playing basketball, football, and the president of the student body in high school.
  • Describes ronald regan as one of the greatest american presidents in the history of this nation. he created reaganomics, took on the members of patco, and ended the cold war.
  • Explains that reagan spoke of economic freedom, restricting the power of unions, dismantling regulations, and reducing taxes. he persuaded congress to create tax brackets to take inflation into account.
  • Explains that reagan's bold move motivated many private employers to begin anti-union offensives.
  • Analyzes how reagan stood firm against the "evil empire" and shaped the largest military buildup in american history. he established a good relationship with mikhail gorbachev.
  • Explains that reagan believed in "peace through strength", which was marked by the b-1 bomber, the mx missile, and nato deploying missiles in west germany.
  • Opines that ronald regan's actions are only a small fraction of his lifelong accomplishments. he was successful throughout his entire life and completed far more than the average american.
  • Cites foner, eric, and lafeber, walter. the reagan administration and revolutions in central america.
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