The number of federal civilian employees rose during Reagan's tenure, from 2. The commission rejected Social Security privatization and other major changes to the program, but recommended expanding the Social Security base by including exempt federal and nonprofit employeesraising Social Security taxes, and reducing some payments. These recommendations were enacted in the Social Security Amendments ofwhich received bipartisan support.
Early Life Born on Feb. On AprilReagan enlisted for the Army Reserve, determined to prove himself as a private for the nd cavalry he had his valor recognized when he became the second lieutenant for the Army Reserve Corps of cavalry in Due to some vision-related difficulty, Reagan was only submitted for limited duty, and after a few years he was again promoted as Captain in July Then he was reassigned again to join his former troops until the end of the World War.
After his years of service Reagan went home and finished his studies, graduating, he moved to Iowa and pursued a career there as a radio broadcaster and right after moved to Los Angeles and became an actor for televisions and films.
These talents sustained him even before the call of politics finally succeeded in reaching him. In their union the eldest Maureen was born, and then a few years later came Christine.
In the process of their marriage Reagan and Jane adopted a baby named Michael. Right after the sad ending of his ill-fated marriage, Reagan met, wooed and married actress Nancy Reagan, which proved to be his real and everlasting love.
In their union, their daughter Patti finally made an entrance to the world and intheir youngest son Ron was born. American conservatism was the word those days known for the ideals of a free market economy, low taxes, limited government, and anti-communism.
With the slacking on what we could consider his formal job, G. When Reagan found his real party in the Republicans, these same people who were impressed by his conduct and charisma nominated him as the Governor of California, emphasizing on his ideals of welfare and clean-up of the student protest infested Berkeley.
He was elected and was sworn in January approving tax hikes and freezing government hiring in the first years of his service. Far from the coveted Presidency, Reagan decided to try out his luck for the highest position in the State merely as a compromise candidate if ever Nixon or Rockefeller failed to achieve the needed delegates for their candidacy.
Reagan found himself third in line. Calling on military troops, Reagan planned on dispersing the crowds of angry protesters that only angered them more, leading to the kidnapping Patti Hearst and of the demands of food supply for the poor.
As the protesters became more violent, the ongoing debate for the approval of abortion was already taking place in the Congress. After the inner debate, Reagan finally signed the abortion approval, launching a howl of angry protests from the populace.
Realizing the consequences of his actions, he maintained that he was a pro-life and has owned up to that advocacy throughout his whole political run. And after whole sets of trial and conflict, Reagan was reelected again for his third term as Governor of California in After the failure of his attempt for the presidency, Reagan again tried his luck against the President Gerald Ford.
Owing to a not so planned strategy, Reagan lost as the confidence of Florida, New Hampshire and his own native town Illinois. And it was again, another loss for the aspiring president. However, with determination and pride paving his way, Reagan again decided to run for the Presidency inwith President Jimmy Carter as his incumbent Reagan again promoted his fundamentals of low taxes, strong national defense, and less government interference with the public.
With this principles strongly at hand, Ronald Wilson Reagan, finally got elected as the 4oth president of the United States of America in President Reagan During his first term, Reagan was buffeted with national and international conflicts, the end of the Cold war, military expansions, and the U.
But political expertise and support has always preceded him, and so his greatest contributions in that political arena were slowly revealed. Luckily after a major surgery, Reagan proved himself tough to kill. On April 11, he was released from the hospital and continued his campaign.
But why would someone want Reagan killed?
Its major goals were to reduce tax rates, control over the money supply of the state and even the rate of government spending. The Cold War that had since plagued the world escalated again, and the rising turmoil that was left in its wake became a major concern of the U.
The Soviet Union finally agreed to a negotiation with President Reagan, major communications bridged the matters as the Soviet sent Mikhail Gorbachev himself, preventing or at least delaying a universal conflict that might have peaked between the two countries.
Because of their different views, not all the demands were met, and only a partnership for military arsenal concluded the negotiation. For a time, this prevented another explosion between two powerful nations and opening a new kind of rule in the Soviet Union. For better or worse, it maintained peace for Americans.
Ronald Reagan once again campaigned for reelection in During one of the campaign addresses, presidential candidate Walter Mondale mentioned that Reagan was not himself that day, finding his speech delivery weaker than usual. It was very far below what his supporters knew he could do.
Surprisingly, Reagan won the election and served for his second term in Conservative activists also made a show at the White House, but little attention was given to them.
Their requests for removal of Chief of Staff Baker were not only met disapproval but also an ironic turnabout when Reagan appointed Baker as Secretary for the United States Treasury.
Another event that stirred further disapproval from the public was when the President decided to visit a cemetery and considered the SS members buried there as victims of the holocaust.Early Life: – Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, , in the small town of Tampico, Illinois, to parents John "Jack" Reagan and Nelle Wilson Reagan.
The presidency of Ronald Reagan began at noon EST on January 20, Baker, Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Deaver, and Counselor Edwin Meese formed the "troika," the key White House staffers early in Reagan's presidency.
The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan. Routledge. Jun 05, · Watch video · In his younger years, Ronald Reagan was a member of the Democratic Party and campaigned for Democratic candidates; however, his views grew more conservative over time, and in the early s he.
The economy experienced a brief period of growth early in Reagan's first year in office, but plunged into a recession in July As the recession continued in the first two years of Reagan's presidency, Exit with Honor: The Life and Presidency of .
Watch video · Ronald Reagan was one of the most influential presidents in U.S. history. Learn more about his life, including his early Hollywood career and California governorship, at initiativeblog.com Ronald Reagan: Life Before the Presidency By Lou Cannon Ronald Wilson Reagan, the son of Jack and Nelle Reagan, was born in a small apartment above the Pitney General Store on February 6, , in Tampico, Illinois, His family, which included older brother Neil, moved to a succession of Illinois towns as his salesman father searched for a well.