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Ronald Reagan

  1. 1. Ronald Reagan February 6, 1911-June 5, 2004 By: Thomas R.
  2. 2. His Early Years • Born on February 6, 1911 Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois. He went to Dixon High School where soon after he went to Eureka College and studied sociology and economics.
  3. 3. Assassination Attempt • Three months after being elected president, he was shot in the chest. John W. Hinckley Jr. planned out the whole thing. He wasn’t convicted however. He went to a hospital for reasons of insanity. Ronald Reagan made a full recovery.
  4. 4. Economic Reform • President Reagan used deep across- the-board tax cuts, and market deregulation. He asked people to take chances on things that would make them a profit. There was a lot of risk but the risk was worth the reward.
  5. 5. The Fall of the Wall • The Berlin Wall fell November 9, 1989 ending the separation between Western and Eastern Germany. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
  6. 6. Strategic Defense Initiative • The Strategic Defense Initiative , or Star Wars, was started to create the technology to protect the US from the Soviet missiles, and to create a economic burden they couldn’t carry.
  7. 7. The Reagan Doctrine • During the years of the previous four presidents Americans had slowly taken a negative feeling about the country. He sought to change that.
  8. 8. Conclusion •Ronald Reagan died at the age of 93. •He served two terms as President of the United States. •He led us to believe in the people.

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