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Ronald Reagan

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Transcript of Ronald Reagan

By: Suhaira A. and Cayleigh A.
Born: February 6, 1911 in Tampico, IL
Died: June 5, 2004 in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA
Graduated from North Dixon High School, Dixon, IL in 1928.
Graduated from Eureka College in 1932
Reagan was an actor, radio broadcaster, President of the Screen Actors Guild, spokesman for General Electric, and the 33rd Governor of California.
Originally a liberal Democrat but ran for the U.S. presidency as a conservative Republican.
Elected from California



Appointed the first woman in U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor.
Granted pardons to 406 people
Fired 11,359 federal air traffic controllers because of their involvement in an illegal strike.
During his two terms, he vetoed 78 bills.
Signed many beneficial bills such as Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, Social Security Amendments of 1983, Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986, and Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Biographical Information about ROnald Reagan
Important Actions as Commander in chief


Ordered American troops to invade Grenada in 1983.
Ordered naval escorts in the Persian Gulf.
In 1982, in an effort to strengthen the Christian government of Lebanon, Reagan sent in the marines.
Important Actions as Chief Executive of the Government
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Pictures:
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Important Actions as Chief Legislator
Ronald Reagan
Gave great speeches including his 40th Anniversary Day speech, the Challenger Explosion speech, and a speech regarding the Berlin Wall.
Organized meeting with foreign leaders in the U.S.S.R. and China
Signed Intermediate-Ranged Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1987.
Helped end the Cold War with his "peace through strength" Strategy.
Important Actions as HEad of State/Foreign Affairs
Issued a total of 381 executive Orders.
Signed Arms-Control Agreement with Soviet leader
Invoked his executive privilege 3 times.
Promised to give support to Anti-Communist Insurgencies in Central America, Asia, and Africa.
Use of Informal Powers of the Presidency
strengths
Steadfast leader
A man of deep convictions and boundless optimism
Great Communicator
Weaknesses
Stubborn and inflexible
Ridiculously out of touch with a hands-off leadership style.
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