About Ronald Reagan
A politician from the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) had a $15 million estimated net worth. Small-town boy turned Hollywood star and 40th President of the United States was Ronald Reagan. In Tampico, Illinois, on February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born. His family resided in a modest town apartment without indoor plumbing or running water. After earning his undergraduate degree in Illinois, Ronald Reagan accepted a position as a sports reporter for a nearby radio station.
The Career in Hollywood of Ronald Reagan
After viewing his screen test, Warner Brothers offered him a contract in 1937. He appeared in more than 50 films during the following 30 years. Most notably, he played George Gipp, the standout quarterback for Notre Dame, in Knute Rockne: All American. Reagan’s catchphrase, “Win one for the Gipper,” would become synonymous with him for the rest of his life.
Ronald Reagan enters politics
Reagan switched from being a Democrat to becoming a Republican in the early 1960s. Reagan gained national attention in 1964 when he delivered a televised address in support of Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. Reagan won the election for governor of California by defeating Democratic incumbent Pat Brown Sr.
Reagan wins the presidency
Reagan earned the Republican nomination in 1980 and ran against President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale. His running mate was George H.W. Bush. Reagan prevailed in the election and received close to 51% of the vote. He held the record for becoming the oldest President of the United States elected at age 69.
Reaganomics, the Reagan Doctrine, and containment
He put into practice the Reagan Doctrine to aid international forces against communism in nations including Grenada, El Salvador, and Afghanistan. Reaganomics, or tax reduction policies, were put into place domestically by President Reagan in an effort to boost economic growth.
Reagan’s Re-Election in a landslide
John Hinkley, Jr. attempted to assassinate Reagan on March 30, 1981. Reagan made history once more in 1981 when he named the first woman to the Supreme Court. Ronald Reagan defeated Walter Mondale and his running mate, the first female Vice Presidential candidate from a major U.S. political party, in a landslide victory in November 1984. Reagan won the election by winning 49 of the 50 states and 525 of the 538 electoral votes, announcing that “Morning again in America.”
Following the establishment of diplomatic ties between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union and the United States negotiated a treaty banning intermediate-range nuclear weapons in 1987. One of the most well-liked presidents of the United States was Ronald Reagan. His improbable ascension from a small-town child to Hollywood actor to President of the United States was a journey never before seen. He steered America through the end of the Cold War and numerous national disasters.