Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Wilson Reagan was the Fortieth President of the United States
Served: January 20, 1981 - January 20, 1989

  • Born: February 6, 1911
  • Died: June 5, 2004
  • Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois*Nicknames: Dutch, The Gipper, The Great Communicator, The Teflon President
  • Wife: Jane Wyman 1940-1948, Nancy Reagan 1952-death
  • Children: Maureen, Michael, Ron, and Patti.
  • Religion: Born into a Roman Catholic family, became Presbyterian {{#if:||{{#if:Category:Articles with unsourced statements|[[Category:Articles with unsourced statements {{#if:|{{#if:|from|since}} }}]]}}}}{{#if:citation needed|[citation needed]|}}{{#switch:||Template|Talk={{#if:|{{#ifexist:Category:Articles with unsourced statements since {{{date}}}||}}|}}}} for election purposes.
  • Was a Hollywood actor, began career in politics as President of Screen Actors Guild (the only President ever to lead a labor union)
  • Famous for appealing to some working class Democrats, i.e. "Reagan Democrats"
  • First president to be divorced.
  • Popularly proclaimed the "Greatest American" on the Discovery Channel show of the same name, narrowly beating out another Republican President, Abraham Lincoln
  • Involved in the trading weapons for hostages to our enemies in and giving profits to Contra terrorists, or the Iran-Contra cover, initially denied involved, but later came out admitting his role in the affair
  • Legislated tax cuts which are known for disenfranchising the working poor and the middle class
  • Invaded Grenada
  • Presided over the worst economic recession from 1982-1983 just after his first tax cut was signed
  • Quadrupled the National Debt
  • Claimed in August 1980 that "trees cause more pollution than automobiles do."

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Code Words: Ronald Reagan on Socialized Medicine.

When "Nixon forced the firing of the special prosecutor looking into the Watergate affair, Archibald Cox, and prompted the resignations of Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus...Ronald Reagan, who was then governor of California....told the White House that he approved.

Reagan said the action, which would become known as the “Saturday Night Massacre,” was “probably the best thing that ever happened — none of them belong where they were,” according to a Nixon aide’s notes of the private conversation. [1]


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