Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan 1985 presidential portrait (cropped).jpg
40t Preses o the Unitit States
In office
Januar 20, 1981 – Januar 20, 1989
Vice PresesGeorge H. W. Bush
Precedit biJimmy Carter
Succeedit biGeorge H. W. Bush
33rd Govrenor o Californie
In office
Januar 2, 1967 – Januar 6, 1975
LieutenantRobert Finch (1967-69)
Edwin Reinecke (1969-74)
John L. Harmer (1974-75)
Precedit biPat Brown
Succeedit biJerry Brown
Personal details
BornRonald Wilson Reagan
6 Februar 1911(1911-02-06)
Tampico, Illinois, U.S.
Dee'd5 Juin 2004(2004-06-05) (aged 93)
Los Angeles, Californie, U.S.
Restin placeRonald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Californie, U.S.
34°15′35.5896″N 118°49′11.301″W / 34.259886000°N 118.81980583°W / 34.259886000; -118.81980583
Poleetical pairtyRepublican (After 1962)
Ither poleetical
Democratic (Before 1962)
Spoose(s)Jane Wyman (1940–1949)
Nancy Davis (1952–2004)
BairnsMaureen Reagan
Christine Reagan
Michael Reagan (adoptit)
Patti Davis
Ron Reagan
Alma materEureka College
ReligionDisciples o Christ
later Presbyterian
SignaturCursive signature in ink
Militar service
Service/branchUnitit States Airmy seal Unitit States Airmy
Airmy Air Forces
Years o service1937–45
RankUS-O3 insignia.svg Caiptain

Ronald Wilson Reagan (6 Februar 19115 Juin 2004) wis an actor frae Americae an Preses o the Unitit States frae 1981 throu 1989. Reagan wis govrenor o Californie frae 1967 tae 1975.

Reagan wis born in Tampico, Illinois tae a catholic faimily[1] an raised in Dixon, Reagan wis eddicated at Eureka College, earnin a Bachelor o Airts degree in economics an sociology. Efter graduatin, Reagan moved first tae Iowa tae wirk as a radio broadcaster an then, in 1937, tae Los Angeles whaur he began a career as an actor, first in films an later telly. Some o his maist notable films include Knute Rockne, All American (1940), Kings Row (1942), an Bedtime for Bonzo (1951). Reagan served as Preses o the Screen Actors Guild an later as a spokesman for General Electric (G.E.); his stairt in politics occurred during his wirk for GE. Oreeginally he wis a member o the Democratic Pairty, but his poseetions began shiftin richtward in the 1950s, an he switched tae the Republican Pairty in 1962.[1]

He wis an actor during the 1940s, 50s, an 60s. He wis kent for his roles in Bedtime for Bonzo, King's Row, Knute Rockne, All American, an Hellcats of the Navy.[2][3] In 1952, Reagan marrit Nancy Davis.

In 1994, he wi diagnosit wi Alzehimer's disease. He deit ten year later in Los Angeles. He wis 93 year auld.

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan wis born on 6 Februar 1911 in Tampico, Illinois. His parents wur Jack Reagan an Nelle Wilson Reagan. He wis raisit in Dixon, Illinois.[4] Reagan went tae study at Eureka College[5] an suin starrit in schuil plays an acame student body preses.

Reagan movit tae Chicago tae wirk ere, but then movit tae Los Angeles tae stairt his movie career. He starrit in 50 movies. Reagan wis Prese o the Screen Actors Guild twa times.

He wis marrit tae Jane Wyman till ey divorcit.[6] Thay haed ree childer. Reagan en marrit Nancy Davis. Thay haed twa childer.

Poleetical risin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan wis a Democrat an supportit Franklin Delano Roosevelt an Harry S. Truman.[7] He then acame a Republican an supportit Barry M. Goldwater.[8] He ran for preses three times. He ran for Govrenor twice winnin baith o them.

Govrenor o Californie (1967-1975)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan ran for Govrenor in 1965 efter he gae a speech callit A Time for Choosin. He ran again in 1969 winnin the election again. He helpit the Californie eddication seestem. He is less popular govrenor nor his successor, Jerry Brown.

Preses o the Unitit States (1981-1989)[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1980, he ran against Jimmy Carter.[9] He wan in a landslide, winnin 48 states. In Mairch 1981, Reagan wis shot in the chest. He survivit the assassination attempt. He recoverit months later.

He suin helpit the Unitit States's economy, pertection program, an wappen defence. He hatit nuclear wappens an wantit tae find peace wi the Soviet Union. Efter winnin re-election in 1984 against Walter Mondale, he talkit wi mony Soviets tae mak peace. When Mikhail Gorbachev acame leader, thay acame friends an suin foond peace wi the Soviet Union. Reagan wis involvit in the Iran-Contra affair. Reagan wis an aa friends wi Margaret Thatcher.

Reagan helpit defeat communism an the collapse o the Soviet Union an the Berlin Waw. He made the speech Tear doun this waw!.

Later life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan retirit in 1989. In 1994, he wis diagnosit wi Alzheimer's disease.[10] He livit for ten year wi the disease.[10]

Daith[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan deit on 5 Juin 2004 frae pneumonia as a result o Alzheimer's. He wis 93 year auld.[11]

Legacy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan, bi public opinion, is ane o the maist popular American preses. His legacy is strangly admirit amang mony Republicans. The legacy o his economic policies is still dividit atween fowk who believe in a smawer or bigger govrenment.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "The White House", The White House, retrieved 28 Mey 2014 Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Ronald Reagan". Retrieved 28 Mey 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Ronald Reagan Appears as Drake McHugh in Kings Row". World History Retrieved 28 Mey 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Ronald Reagan Timeline". Retrieved 28 Mey 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Ronald Reagan: From Broadcaster to President". Archived frae the original on 2014-11-18. Retrieved 28 Mey 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. Stuart Fox (18 Juin 2010). "How Many Presidents Have Been Divorced?". Live Retrieved 28 Mey 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)
  7. "First Principles - Ronald Reagan on Franklin D. Roosevelt". First Principles Archived frae the original on 2015-05-30. Retrieved 10 Januar 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. Regan, Ronald (1990). An American Life: The Autobiography. New York City: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0671691988. Retrieved 28 Mey 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ""Morning in America"". US Retrieved 10 Januar 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. a b Altman, Lawrence K (5 October 1997). "Reagan's Twighlight– A special report; A President Fades Into a World Apart". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 Juin 2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)
  11. "Ronald Reagan dies at 93", CNN, Cable News Network LP, 2004, retrieved 25 Januar 2010 Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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