Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan

  1. 1. Ronald Reagan: From Actor to President By: Catharine Sadler
  2. 2. Commander in Chief formal power g During Reagan’s presidency he face the challenge of Communism growing from Russia and Cuba. g In October 1983, the government of Grenada was overthrown and the island’s military assumed island’s control. In response, President Reagan ordered American troops to invade. g He used his power as Commander in Chief of the army to help Grenada restore it’s parliamentary government, which continues to hold free elections today. g Artilce 2 Section 2 McNown, Lauri. "President Reagan as Commander in Chief." Reagan.civiced.org. The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, 2011. Web. 22 June 2012. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5145921/ns/us_news- the_legacy_of_ronald_reagan/t/russia-reagan- rememberedfor-helping-bring-down-soviet-union/
  3. 3. Federal Courts formal powerg As part of his duty to appoint federal court judges, Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female justice of the Supreme Court.g Article 2 Section 2"Sandra Day OConnor Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 22 June 2012. <http://www.biography.com/people/sandra-day- oconnor-9426834>.http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/photographs/su preme.html
  4. 4. Mr. Personality informal powerg Ronald Reagan was first an actor before being elected president.g With his acting skills he was more comfortable in front of a camera then any other president.g He used this skill to mandate power. He allowed himself to go on television and express his ideas with the American public.g http://www.biography.com/people/ronald- reagan-9453198Course Text
  5. 5. Head of Stateg Head of State comes with some boring jobs and speeches that oresidents are required to give. It also has some fun traditions with it. Like throwing the first pitch at any selected baseball game.g Reagan made a stop at Wrigley Field. He threw out the first pitch for the Chicago Cubs, and spent some time in the broadcast booth alongside Harry Caray.g Picture comes from the same website.g "Chicago Cubs History and News." Chicago Cubs History and News - Welcome to Just One Bad Century. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 June 2012. <http://www.justonebadcentury.com/chicago_cubs_celebri ty_fans_32.asp>.
  6. 6. Chief Executive g Being Chief Executive required Reagan to help Congress enforce laws and create new laws focusing on taxes, housing, floods, and civil righs. g Reagan got the Congress to approve the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 which allowed him to reduce the federal income tax to 25 percent. g This was enforcing his role as Chief Executive. g http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/ 2010/03/03/Ronald%20Reagan%20Souza.jpg "What Laws Were Passed By Ronald Reagan ?" Historyking. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 June 2012. <http://www.historyking.com/American-History/political- history/ronald-reagan/What-Laws-Were-Passed-By- Ronald-Reagan.html>.
  7. 7. Le Style de Reagang President Reagan was known as “the Great Communicator” for delivering messages through TV during his time.g He showed the style of being a good communicator by actually telling America what his ideas were.g He “sold” his ideas to the people by broadcasting them.Course Texthttp://technorati.com/politics/article/ronald- reagan-believed-in-the-idea/
  8. 8. To Recapg Throughout Ronald g Reagan’s style of being a Reagan’s presidency, he great communicator gave used his formal powers of him a boost with the being Commander in Chief American people. They loved and appointing judges very getting the word straight well. from the presidents mouth.g He also used his informal power of mandating power to get his ideas quickly to Americans.g Reagan’s roles of Head of State and Chief Executive gave him the chance to pitch for the Cubs and create a tax reform.

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