“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Spoken from a true hero not just a great president of the United States, Ronald Reagan was a actor and family man he did it all he understood the life of an American. He lead our country very far during the cold war and made the economy something it has never been before. He shaped this country to something very few presidents could do.He was a former actor and a previous republican governor for California. He could of also been called the true American for all the things he did while growing up. Like he was in the military he was a actor for a while and a state Governor. Also he was really good a sports he graduated from Eureka college. He completed everything and followed through. He was a hero not a villain because of his accomplishments and his experience through life.
Ronald Reagan was a man that treated people well and knew how people are. He was born in Feb 6, 1911 in Tampico IL. He enlisted in the army in 1937 and became a 2nd Lieutenant. He also accomplished a theater career as a movie star which made him very appealing to a lot of people during the election. He had a daughter in Jan 4. 1941, also in nov 3 1979 Reagan announced his candidacy for president. His motto was family, work , peace neighborhood and freedom and he won the presidency in nov 4 1980 against Jimmy Carter by a landslide. He just starts his campaign and then in Jan 20 1985 he is reelected as president for his second term in office. He served from 1981 to 1989 as the 40th president of the United States of America. His main goal in office was to achieve peace through strength. While a actor ronald reagan was a very good actor appearing in 53 different films. Some of Ronald Reagan’s movies are Bedtime for Bonzo, Kings row, and Knute Rockne. All of these movies were top hits during the time and everyone loved him and his movies. His first marriage was to Jane Wyman and had two children named Maureen and michael. His first wife passed away in 2001. His second marriage in 1952 he married another actress named Nancy Davis and he had two more children named Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott. Once he saw a huge problem in communism he switched from liberal to conservative and now gave speaks of conservatism which really gave the conservatives a huge boost. He later died from Pneumonia in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA on June 5, 2004. He wrote a letter to all of America when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He released the letter in 1994 which touched many people’s hearts. He later died about 10 years after in LA with his wife. He also survived a attempt at a assassination which he got shot in the chest and later fully recovered. It was a tragic day for lots of Americans around the states he touched many people and made our country amazing.
Most people do not know what Ronald Reagan did to be such a hero. One of his accomplishments was ending the Cold War. He ended it doing many different things like his speech in Berlin on June 1987 he said a famous speech called “Tear down this wall”. This speech he urged the Soviet lead Mr Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall. He stated in his speech “Every man is a Berliner, forced to look upon a scar. . . . As long as this gate is closed, as long as this scar of a wall is permitted to stand, it is not the German question alone that remains open, but the question of freedom for all mankind.”(Ronald Reagan) He said this meaning of how this wall is just separating freedom of mankind. Another major thing Ronald reagan did was he made the economy something good for a chance. After his tax cuts the economy went up for 18 years in a row from 800 to 10,000. From this he had made $15 trillion to $20 Trillion to people and industries. This did not just give people more money he destroyed the inflation and companies became more productive profitable and valuable. Another huge thing is jobs he created about 15 million new jobs to the list. In this time hard work was rewarded with lots of money. Also He had a major effect on the cold war because of all this money that America is now generating and is able to use Ronald Reagan put it to military. Which made a huge difference in the cold war it made it sow we were growing so quick while the Soviet Union was declining, they could not keep up with America. Another great accomplishment was how he spent money to also help end the drug war and he put money to funding to find a cure to Aids. Truly an overall great man who did so much to help and little to nothing to hurt people.
One major thing which what made him such a great president was his experience of living as what one could say as a true American. He did it all he was a actor a 2nd lieutenant in the military he was a governor for California and also a President. Through his movies he realised how bad communism was trying to spread so he hopped on the conservative side and tried to put an end to it and succeeded. He was enrolled of a home study army extension course after completing 14 of the courses he decided to try to enlist in the military. He then was a 2nd lieutenant for the Officers Reserve Corps. His first assignment was at San Francisco port in California. After the military Ronald Reagan went straight back to his film career made lots of movies. One of his most famous movies was Knute Rockne, all American and it was about an all American boy who grew up excelling in school sports than later the military and then becomes a teacher and a coach and sadly dies a tragic death from a strep infection. Ronald Reagan did it all he experienced almost everything and knows how a true american is and how they should live life.
Ronald Reagan no doubt a hero, he changed many lives through his whole life. His death in on June 5 2004 shook people and made many people truly devastated. Also living through a horrible disease Alzheimers which truly is awful. He slowly loses his memory and just ruins anyone that has the disease. It was awful for his family and most of America. He ended a war raised the economy to the highest peak it has ever been and also made some really popular movies. He changed people and made them realise how great America can actually be. Has been a hero from his accomplishment in office and his experience through life. Without Ronald Reagan America would be totally different from what is is today. He will always be known as one of the greatest presidents of all time for all of his accomplishments.
Article by Jason Garrahan
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