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Ronald Reagan presidential roles

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Sarah Leaird

on 2 April 2014

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By: Sarah Leaird
Ronald Reagan presidential roles
Ronald Reagan was the 40th president of the United States. His presidency lasted from 1981-1989.
Foreign Policy Leader
Reagan signed the Intermediate-Ranged Nuclear Forced Treaty of 1987 with the U.S.S.R, which eliminated 2,692 missiles.

In June 1987, he gave one of his famous speeches, which resulted in the destruction of the Berlin Wall.
Head of the state
Reagan's speeches brought the American people together. With his fluid use of the English language, he was able to bring the U.S. and the U.S.S.R closer, also.

Two of his famous speeches were his 40th anniversary of D-Day speech and The Challenger Explosion speech.
Chief of Party
Chief of the executive branch
Reagan's goals during his presidency were to:

Reduce government control
Reduce taxes
Reduce government spending

Reagan appointed many supreme court judges during his presidency.
Reagan achieved a second term in office, winning the electoral vote in 49 out of 50 U.S. states.

He was successful in bringing more Republicans into office.
Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
Reagan created the "Reagan Doctrine", which was a policy made to diminish Soviet influence on Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Economic Leader
Reagan coined "Reaganomics" to describe his economic leadership.

Reagan's economic strategy helped bring the United States back into economic growth.
Legislative Leader
Through the creation of new legislations, Reagan was able to accomplish these feats:
20 million new jobs created
Inflation dropped from 13.5% in 1980 to 4.1% in 1988
Real Gross and Nation Products grows 26%
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