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  Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library
Even before he made the White House his home, Ronald Reagan spoke for the American people, capturing the hearts of small-town citizens and world leaders alike.
His remarkable career in public life, spanning over fifty years, began in the Midwest as a student leader and sports broadcaster, then in Hollywood as an actor and long-time director of the Screen Actors Guild, later as Governor of California, and finally, as President of the United States.
His legacy, too, is extraordinary: In eight short years as President, Ronald Reagan presided over epochal international changes and ushered in unparalleled peace and prosperity - not only to his country but the world.
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  Ronald Reagan - MSN Encarta
Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, the younger of two sons of Nelle and John Reagan.
Reagan was elected to a second term in 1970, defeating Democrat Jesse Unruh, although he won by a much smaller margin than in 1966.
Reagan won an unexpected victory in the North Carolina primary and won many delegates in the Midwest and the West, but Ford was nominated by a narrow margin at the Republican National Convention in August.
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  Ronald Reagan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ronald Reagan was sworn in as governor of California on January 3, 1967.
Reagan's landslide win in the 1984 presidential election is often attributed by political commentators to be a result of his conversion of the "Reagan Democrats," the traditionally Democratic voters who voted for Reagan in that election.
Reagan's fiscal and tax policies were alleged to have increased social inequality, his efforts to cut welfare and income taxes becoming common flashpoints between critics who charged that this primarily benefited the wealthy in America.
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 Ronald Reagan
Reagan's inattention to detail, and the hostility of his followers to Washington, provided the opportunity for lawbreaking by members of the government on a scale never before attained, and there was an endless train of resignations, arrests and court cases.
Reagan's role in ending the cold war, with his supporters arguing that his tough policies were the coup de grace and his detractors attributing the end to the accumulated influence of 45 years of the United States policy of containment.
Reagan was able to do this by caricaturing the "welfare queen," who punched out babies by the barnload, who drove the flashy car bought with your tax dollars, who refused to work because she didn't have to.
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 Reagan, Ronald Wilson. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Reagan’s presidency had barely begun when he was shot by a would-be assassin, John Hinckley, Jr., on Mar. 30, 1981; he recovered completely and quickly.
The last years of Reagan’s presidency were disrupted by the Iran-contra affair, which broke in late 1986 and involved the White House’s complicity in the illegal diversion of profits from arms-for-hostage deals with Iran to the U.S.-supported contra guerrillas fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua.
In 1994, Reagan disclosed that he had Alzheimer’s disease in hope of increasing public awareness of the illness; he died of complications from the disease a decade later.
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 Biography of Ronald Reagan
At the end of his two terms in office, Ronald Reagan viewed with satisfaction the achievements of his innovative program known as the Reagan Revolution, which aimed to reinvigorate the American people and reduce their reliance upon Government.
On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois.
Ronald Reagan won the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980 and chose as his running mate former Texas Congressman and United Nations Ambassador George Bush.
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 Ronald Reagan History
It is 20 years - a full generation - since Ronald Reagan first walked into the White House and ignited a revolution...
Born into humble beginnings in Tampico, Illinois, Ronald Reagan grabbed hold of the American Dream and worked his way into Hollywood stardom and then into politics, eventually going on to make history as the 40th President of the United States.
Ronald Reagan: An American Hero: His Voice, His Values, His Vision (Hardcover)
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 Ronald Reagan News - Topix
Ronald Reagan was busy writing his "evil empire" speech, the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer was the most anticipated...
Posted on 06/29/2007 5:31:41 PM PDT by wagglebee When my father Ronald Reagan said one of his mottos was "trust but verify," he was talking about dealing with the Soviet Union.
When my father Ronald Reagan said one of his mottos was "trust but verify," he was talking about dealing with the Soviet Union.
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 President Ronald Reagan : Health & Medical History
Reagan believed that he was "chosen" for his role by a higher power, and that the shooting was a reminder of this.
Reagan worked out "about 5:00 or so each afternoon, or when the work was done," for an hour or more in a White House bedroom that had been converted into a gym with exercise equipment.
Reagan's mother was "senile" for "a few years" before she died of atherosclerotic disease at age 80 [2].
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 Ronald Reagan - Wikimedia Commons
Ronald Reagan's 4th Grade Class Photo in Tampico, Illinois 1920 (Ronald Reagan is in the second row at far left with his hand on his chin).
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan aboard a boat in California, 1964.
President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. Bush in the Oval Office of the White House.
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 Reagan, Ronald
Reagan was one of the first movie stars to see the potential of television and, as host, he introduced such Hollywood notables as Joan Crawford, Alan Ladd, and Fred Astaire to their television debuts.
Reagan's experience as an actor on the screen and on television gave him an enormous advantage as politics moved fully into its television era.
Ronald Reagan was an average television actor but a peerless television politician.
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 USA-Presidents.Info - Ronald Reagan
Reagan smoothly improvised a fictional play-by-play (in which hitters on both teams gained a superhuman ability to foul off pitches) until the wire was restored.
Reagan continued to defend the SDI program and gave a speech on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the announcement of the Strategic Defense Initiative in 1993.
Reagan professed ignorance of the plot, but admitted that he had supported the initial sale of arms to Iran, on the grounds that such sales were supposed to help secure the release of Americans being held hostage by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist group in Lebanon.
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 President Ronald Reagan : Health & Medical History
Reagan's birth was long and difficult (to a degree that his mother was advised not to have more children [7].) He weighed 10 pounds at birth.
Reagan later said that when he got glasses, he was surprised to discover that trees had leaves and that butterflies existed -- neither of which he had ever been able to see [8].
Reagan's chief of staff, Donald Regan, once tried to deliver a message to Reagan during a press conference, "but Reagan could not hear since Regan was talking into Ronald's deaf ear" [6f].
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 CNN.com - Ronald Reagan dies at 93 - Jun 5, 2004
Reagan led a conservative revolution that set the economic and cultural tone of the 1980s, hastened the end of the Cold War and revitalized the Republican Party.
Reagan's body is to lie in state at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, and at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., before his burial at the library.
President Bush responded to Reagan's death in Paris, France, where he is on tour to honor the heroes of World War II on the weekend of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/06/05/reagan.health/index.html   (975 words)

 Ronald Reagan Audio/Video Archive
Listen to Reagan, in the Feb. 23, 1980, debate in Nashua, N.H., angrily declare that he is "paying for this microphone." That was his reaction to the moderator's decision to cut Reagan off in a dispute over allowing additional candidates to participate in the Reagan-funded debate with George Bush.
Hear Reagan predict in a June 8, 1982, speech to the British House of Commons that "the march of freedom and democracy...will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history...
Listen to Reagan refer to the Soviet Union as the "evil empire," in a March 8, 1983, speech to the National Association of Evangelicals.
www.npr.org /news/specials/obits/reagan/audio_archive.html   (558 words)

 Reason magazine -- July 1975
Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Illinois in 1911.
Reagan did institute property and inventory tax cuts, but during his tenure the sales tax was increased to six percent and withholding was introduced to the state income tax system.
Reagan instituted a major overhaul of the state welfare system that reduced the total welfare caseload (which had been rapidly increasing) while raising benefits by 30 percent and increasing administrative costs.
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 Reagan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ronald Reagan, 40th President of The United States
Nancy Reagan, the wife of Ronald Reagan and influential First Lady
John Henninger Reagan, the postmaster general for the Confederate States of America
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 American President
Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in 1911 in Tampico, Illinois, the second son of Jack and Nelle Reagan.
Selected to serve as the company's national spokesperson, Reagan began traveling to GE factories around the country, where he spoke to employees and at corporate banquets, gaining a valuable political apprenticeship.
Reagan switched political parties in 1962 and began a rapid ascent in Republican party circles.
www.americanpresident.org /history/ronaldreagan   (730 words)

 Ronald Reagan - Wikiquote
Reagan is believed to have been quoting the words of boxer Jack Dempsey to his wife after he lost to Gene Tunney in 1926.
This was a signature phrase of Ronald Reagan - he used it dozens of times in public, although he was not the first person known to use it.
When Reagan used this phrase, he was usually discussing relations with the Soviet Union and he almost always presented it as a translation of the Russian proverb "dovorey no provorey".
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 Ronald Reagan - SourceWatch
Ronald Reagan was the first professional actor to become an American president.
Reagan's legacy includes unprecedented federal budget deficits fueled by tax cuts made at the same time the federal budget grew, due to massive increases in military spending (which the Soviet Union could not match).
"Reagan is the one who freed presidential politics from the last vestiges of an obligation to make sense, and quickly ushered in the era where presidents are nothing but products, feel-good media creations that cheerlead for the active governmental maintenance of superstitions and traditional 'values'.
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 Ronald Wilson Reagan — Infoplease.com
Reagan, an actor turned politician, a New Dealer turned conservative, came to films and politics from a thoroughly Middle-American background—middle class, Middle West, and small town.
Reagan earned a BA degree in 1932 from Eureka (Ill.) College, where a photographic memory aided in his studies and in debating and college theatricals.
Reagan could point to numerous domestic achievements as well: sharp cuts in income tax rates, creating economic growth without inflation, and reducing the unemployment rate, among others.
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 The stupidity of Ronald Reagan. - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine
Ronald Reagan claimed that the Russian language had no word for "freedom." (The word is "svoboda"; it's quite well attested in Russian literature.) Ronald Reagan said that intercontinental ballistic missiles (not that there are any non-ballistic missiles—a corruption of language that isn't his fault) could be recalled once launched.
Reagan then modestly let his underlings maintain that he was too dense to understand the connection between the two impeachable crimes.
Ronald Reagan was neither a fox nor a hedgehog.
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 Ronald Wilson Reagan = 666?
James Brady, press secretary to Ronald Reagan, was shot in the head during an attempt on the president's life.
The Reagan family coat of arms, commissioned by Ron and Nancy Reagan, includes a bear, the state animal of California.
Nancy Reagan consistently wore very expensive designer clothing while she was First Lady, strongly favoring the color red.
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