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Reagan

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By: Michael Lehman, Taylor Knoche, Rachel Goodwin Ronald Reagan Considered very successful.
Vetoed 78 bills.
Only 8 veto's were overturned.
Many bills greatly helped the economy of our country.
Bills for his "War on Drugs".
Restored economy.
Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981.
Social Security Amendments of 1983.
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Tax Reform Act of 1986
Top tax rate lowered from 50% to 28%. Reagan's administration was concerned about Soviet and Cuban influence in Central America and the Caribbean.
Grenada (pro soviet communist nation with close ties to Cuba).
Afraid of Communist groups being formed in Central America.
1983: government of Grenada was overthrown.
Reagan ordered American troops to invade.
conducted as a rescue mission.
Cuban troops were defeated.
new civilian government was formed
Grenada: Reagan's administration informed congressional leaders but didn't get actual approval before.
Invasion of Grenada shows his actions against the expansion of communism.
vigorous exercise of war powers by the president. Chief Legislator: Commander- in-Chief Head of State. Fulfilled almost everything traditional role as this position.
contributed to the end of the cold war tensions between U.S. and Russia.
Able to achieve what we wanted by his powers or persuasion and diplomacy
1983 worked to pass U.S.-Mexico Environment Agreement.
September 21, 1984 compromise on mx missile.
Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev in Switzerland on November 19, 1984 and it was the first U.S. meeting since 1979.
May 29, 1988 Reagan visits the Soviet Union for the first time. Chief Diplomat Chief Executive: established that he was well liked in his terms in office, but he had many efforts and not many acts passed. Background:
Born on February 6, 1911 from Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois.
Attended high school in Dixon and worked through Eureka college.
Became a radio announcer.
Screen test in 1937 won him a contract in Hollywood.
appeared in 53 films in 2 decades.
became embroiled in conservative views, became spokesman for conservatism.
elected governor of California in 1966 Margin of a million votes.
re-elected in 1970 Had Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott Then married Nancy Davis (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr married Jane Wyman and had two children, Maureen and Micheal Picture of Ronald Reagan with his second wife Nancy Grade as Commander-in-Chief=A.
Reagan was very involved in the war effort and made good decisions while commander-in-chief President Reagan: 1.Before President: Background 2.Chief Legislator 3.Commander-in-Chief Fun Facts Works cited Any Questions 4. Chief Executive 4. Head of state 5. Chief of party 6.Guardian of the economy 7. Chief Diplomat Overall grade Table of Contents Grade as Chief Legislator: A-
Restored economy and made tax cuts Had generally high ratings.
Wounded in March 1981 when John Hinckley attempted to assassinate him; boosted public support even more.
Irritated most conservative supporters when he appointed the 1st female Supreme Court Justice.
Stuck to his goal of reducing taxes and increasing defense spending while reducing spending for social programs.
persuaded congress to pass a large, 3 year reduction on income tax rates.
nicknamed "Great Communicator"
Symbol of the political movement that elected him
difficult to beat in 2nd election
Iran contra scandal (secret sale of arms to Iran)
Attempt to release american hostages
considered a misuse of power. Campaign stressed his fundamental principles: lower taxes, stimulate economy, less government interference in people's lives, states rights, a strong national defense restoring the U.S. dollar to gold standard. won election carrying 44 states, with 439 electoral votes "i believe in states rights" campaign Chief of party=B Chief of Party Chief Executive=A
He was still at the top even after he came into office.
Well liked by most Americans. Won the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980 leading into presidency. Took former Texas congressman George Bush as his running mate. Reagan won 489 electoral votes to 49 for presidential nominee Jimmy Carter Had the highest approval rating since FDR 50.7% popularity vote republicans captured the senate for the first time since 1952 and gained 34 house seats. assassination attempt raised his popularity to 73% congress passes and Reagan signed into law tax increase to fund government programs like tax equality and fiscal responsibility act of 1982, social security, and deficit reduction act of 1904 in 2nd term, he won 49/50 states, 525 electoral votes, 58.8% popular vote. cold war ending efforts. helped get republicans into office health made him a liability in the midterm elections re-elections campaign was in some respects the inverse of his first campaign people started to doubt him because of his poor health. Guardian of the economy Reaganomics: economic policies promoted by the U.S. president Ronald Reagan during the 80's associated with supply-side economics, trickle-down economics, and voodoo economics sweeping economic reforms
deep tax cuts
market deregulation
sound monetary policies to contain inflation
largest peacetime economic boom because of him economy grew
more jobs
didn't eliminate taxes
tax policies supply-state: economic growth can be most effectively created by lowering barriers for people to produce goods and services. ex: lowering income tax trickle-down: idea that tax breaks or other economic benefits provided by government to businesses and the wealthy will benefit poorer members of society by improving the economy as a whole. Guardian of the economy=A+
Economy increased and Reagan created many job Chief Diplomat=A
Achieved great strides with other nations. Reagan and Gorbachev overall grade Ronald Reagan gets for serving as President from 1981 to 1989 A..won seats in congress as president, increased the economy, made foreign agreements, and was well liked by majority of the people while in office. Fun facts about Reagan: Saved 77 people from drowning when he worked as a lifeguard back in his home town. in the 1984 re-election bid, Reagan received 525 electoral votes most of any candidate in U.S. history got married in a cemetery once foiled a robbery most famous movie was bedtime for bonzo Sources:
www.humanevents.com
heritage.org
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ronald_reagan
millercenter.org/president/reagan/essays/biography
mstalreja.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/ronald_reagan.pdf
ronaldreagan.wikispaces.com
millercenter.org
ronaldreagan.org
notableboigraphies.com
advameg.inc
reagan.civiced.org Questions? famous speeches include:
address to the british parliament
challenger disaster
40th anniversary of D-day
Berlin wall created jobs, improved economy, liked by majority Head of state: A
Great representation of the country, liked by so many while in office
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