I disagree with what has been supposed thus far. While it is true that American politics had turned more to the left by 2008, so the economy also turned south and the wars raged on in the Middle East. Ronald Reagan had very precise and comprehensive economic and foreign policies that may have gone over particularly well as the economy was tanking and we were mired in Iran and Afghanistan. President Obama, on the other hand, had very generalized policies on both issues, which could have caused Reagan to appear as the more knowledgeable of the two candidates. And then there is the largest factor to remember, Sarah Palin. I personally believe she was the proverbial “ball and chain” of John McCain as do many liberals who have assessed her negative
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The election of 1980 brought the re-nominated Democratic candidate, Jimmy Carter, against the newly nominated Republican candidate, Ronald Reagan. While Carter ran a rather “gloom and doom” campaign, Reagan came into the election upbeat and with high hopes of rebuilding the military. Americans, weary of the liberal government, elected Ronald Reagan. Reagan came into the Presidency wanting to restore United States leadership in world affairs w...
In coming to conclusion, I believe that Reaganomics were a success. After his two terms in the White House, he lowered the unemployment rate to 5.4% and in 1986 further reduced the marginal tax rate from 70% to 28%. He also expressed that his worst accomplishment was that he let the national debt rise too high. Letting it go from $997 billion to $2.85 trillion; the US was known as the international creditor, now becoming the largest debtor. I think these three references have similarity because they all seem to express bad ideas that surfaced during the 1980's. Having even the slightest amount of growth, I believe Reaganomics had good intentions behind it and that Mr. Reagan did everything he could to help the US economy; even if it resulted in more debt.
The democrats were having a rough time because Carter’s image was brought down by the massive inflation and bungling foreign affairs. The other option was Edward Kennedy, but his image was also hurt because of the "Chappaquiddick incident," in which he drank and then drove his car off of a bridge, killing his passenger and delayed reporting the incident. Reagan was grandfatherly, photogenic, attractive and his values were from the pre-60s generation. Overall, he believed that government wasn’t there to fix the problem, but was the problem and thus he would cut government spending. He won easily, even if it was mainly because of ABC votes.
... years in office. Even when President Reagan, didn’t make wise decisions, he took full blame for them, which made the American population trust him and gain more popularity. With his many major accomplishments in helping the American people, and putting them first, really helped in his favor. Reagan has built up the US military to what it is now because he believed that we needed to “restore America's ability to defend itself and fulfill its responsibilities as a trustee of freedom and peace in the world” (Wild Thing, January 21, 2006). President Reagan is man that has a heart and soul with America, and will fight for our freedoms and rights for as long as his lives. In 1994, President Reagan got Alzheimer’s disease, left public life, and died on June 5, 2004 from pneumonia. Reagan is still looked up to and is considered one of the greatest Presidents of all time.
In 1980, troubled by a unstable economy at home, a hostage crisis overseas, and the end of prior administrations that were not trusted, America elected Ronald Reagan by a landslide margin of victory. At sixty-nine years old, he was the oldest President to be elected. He was born in a small town in Illinois and served two terms as California governor starting in 1966. Reagan's track record proved to be very strong and included welfare cuts, decreasing the number of state employees, and halting radical student protesters. Like other GOP members, Reagan came into office promising to limit the power of government and to strengthen American military power overseas. "In this present crisis," Reagan said in his inaugural address, "government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."(Reganfoundation).
Leading up to the year 1981, America had fallen into a period of “stagflation”, a portmanteau for ‘stagnant economy’ and ‘high inflation’. Characterized by high taxes, high unemployment, high interest rates, and low national spirit, America needed to look to something other than Keynesian economics to pull itself out of this low. During the election of 1980, Ronald Reagan’s campaign focused on a new stream of economic policy. His objective was to turn the economy into “a healthy, vigorous, growing economy [which would provide] equal opportunities for all Americans, with no barriers born of bigotry or discrimination.” Reagan’s policy, later known as ‘Reaganomics’, entailed a four-point plan which cut taxes, reduced government spending, created anti-inflationary policy, and deregulated certain products. Though ‘Reaganomics’ was successful both at controlling “stagflation” and promoting economic growth, it has and always will be an extremely controversial topic regarding the redistribution of wealth.
Presidents Johnson and Reagan led the United States in two very different eras, and have left much different legacies from their time in office. Their social policies while President were almost completely opposites. Johnson was focused on making social reforms to benefit all Americans, while Reagan wanted to lessen the aid given to those in poverty.
President Ronald Reagan had a huge impact on our country and the rest of the world while serving as the 40th president of the United States of America. Our country exhibited peace through strength to nations everywhere. The American people prospered economically with less government intervention. Crime rates dropped dramatically and family values were restored. Ronald Wilson Reagan will go down in history as a great president of the United States of America.
He put America on track to defeat the Communist threat in the Soviet Union, to boost military funding, and to cut taxes. Reagan worked to change the world and he put a relentless amount of effort into accomplishing his goals. Some people try to discredit him, and instead they praise Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for ending the Cold War. Many people thought of Reagan as being the aggressor in the situation, and Gorbachev was more of the peace maker. From the beginning of his presidency, Ronald Reagan worked to end the Cold War, not to appease the Soviets. His ultimate goal was to win the battle and put a stop the cold war, unlike former presidents that just simply worked towards making amends. The General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union and Reagan met several times, and together they were able to compromise and create treaties that would eliminate the threat of short range nuclear weapons. I liked the fact that they were able to collaborate on both ends. They both had goals and they worked together to accomplish them without tarnishing one
Ronald Reagan believed that the United States must never lose their principles or grounding which come from being part of the faithful. He viewed evangelicals who participated in the government as being saviors of the Unite States. He saw them as preventing the moral decline of the United States. He saw the overall battle as being between good and evil, with the United States being a beacon of all that is good, so long as it remained true to its’ christian principles. Reagan urged his audience to not accept the idea that both sides of a struggle are equally at fault. That the battle of good versus evil is ever ongoing and that the arms race was not just a simple misunderstanding, but rather a battle against evil. Reagan believed that because their motives were spiritual and not materiel, that they would triumph because there are no limitations on the freedom of man.
For the past century, the United States has been regarded as the greatest hegemonic power in the world. The U.S. played the most important role in the advancement of mankind from social, political, scientific, military, and economic standpoint. Unfortunately, today this is no longer true. Since the 1980’s the U.S. has been on a gradual decline. The introduction and implementation of trickle down economics, otherwise known as “Reaganomics,” has contributed greatly to the systemic dismantling of the socioeconomic structure that made America great.
Is this a quote that you would believe to be some one that would be considered an effective visionary leader “ If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.”. Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan was one of our nations most effective visionary leader of the twentieth century, evident by his vision of “beginning a era of national renewal” and his relentless pursuit for world peace and the end of the Cold War. I will begin by first explaining why I believe Reagan was an effective visional leader by his use of the Transformational Leadership style and how it reenergized US government and the American public, and then describe his ability to understand diversity and how it was the key in setting the foundation to end the Cold War and to promote world peace. To view someone as a visionary leader you might want to have a little background on them as a man or woman, lest look at Ronald Reagan as the man that became our Nations leader.