Ronald Reagan

A well-known actor, Ronald Reagan became governor of California and then the 40th President of the United States.

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Who was Ronald Reagan?

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981-1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967-1975).

Born in Illinois, Reagan moved to Los Angeles, California in the 1930s, where he became a well-known actor in movies, starring in some 50 films. He went on from movies to television roles and as an announcer and presenter and spokesman for General Electric. After delivering a rousing speech in support of Barry Goldwater's presidential candidacy in 1964, he was persuaded to seek the California governorship, winning two years later and again in 1970. He was defeated in his run for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968 as well as 1976, but won both the nomination and election in 1980.

As president, Reagan implemented bold new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed "Reaganomics," included deregulation and substantial tax cuts implemented in 1981. In his first term he survived an assassination attempt, took a hard line against organized labor, and ordered military actions in Grenada. He was reelected in a landslide in 1984. His second term was primarily marked by foreign matters, namely the ending of the Cold War, the bombing of Libya, and the revelation of the Iran-Contra affair. The president had previously ordered a massive military buildup in an arms race with the Soviet Union, forgoing the strategy of détente. He publicly described the USSR as an "evil empire" and supported anti-Communist movements worldwide. He negotiated with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, resulting in the INF Treaty and the decrease of both countries' nuclear arsenals.

Reagan left office in 1989. In 1994, the former president disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease earlier in the year; he died ten years later at the age of 93. He ranks highly among former U.S. presidents in terms of approval rating.

He cut taxes and this caused a deficit ( a shortage of something).

He was known for his love of jelly beans.

Reagan was deaf in one ear due to an accident while filming a movie. He also had very poor eyesight.

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Ketchup

Did Ronald Reagan ever say ketchup should be considered a vegetable?

No. The USDA or whoever sets standards for school lunches once listed Ketchup as a vegetable .

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Did Ronald Reagan play any sports?

Yes he did Swimming, Football, and was head cheerleader for Eureka College in Illinois.

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How did Ronald Reagan acquire the name Dutch?

Ronald Reagan got the nickname "Dutch." As a young boy. He revived it from his father. He kept the nickname throughout his youth.

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What degrees did Ronald Reagan get?

Ronald Reagan was educated at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and sociology.

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Migraine Headaches
Headaches

What is the prognosis for temporal arteritis?

The effects of temporal arteritis may range from fatal, to serious, to mild and self-limiting. Immediate treatment with corticosteroids often produces relief of symptoms and can help with temporary visual impairment. Many patients are able to slowly wean off their medication after a period of about 1-2 years. Temporal arteritis is currently thought to be the result of autoimmune disease and as such, patients may find they suffer recurrent flares of disease activity necessitating continual therapy to control their immune system. The condition may return again if treatment is discontinued. Visual impairment which is not treated immediately is often permanent. Temporal arteritis is often misdiagnosed as Migraine.

For appropriate diagnosis, treatment and prevention of headache disorders, seek the help of a board certified headache specialist.

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Who was in more than 50 hollywood movies before coming president?

Ronald Reagan was an actor who starred in Warner Brothers movies from 1937 until 1942, when he was ordered to join the military. In 1945, he became part of the United States' First Motion Picture Unit. Reagan made eight additional commercial movies, the last in 1964 (The Killers).

Some of his better known movies included:

  • Dark Victory
  • Santa Fe Trail
  • Knute Rockne, All American
  • Kings Row (considered his best film)
  • Bedtime for Bonzo
  • Hell Cats of the Navy

Ronald Reagan's first screen credit was the starring role in the 1937 movie Love Is on the Air, and by the end of 1939 he had already appeared in 19 films, including Dark Victory. Before the film Santa Fe Trail in 1940, he played the role of George "The Gipper" Gipp in the film Knute Rockne, All American; from it, he acquired the lifelong nickname "the Gipper".Reagan's favorite acting role was in 1942's Kings Row, in which he recites the line, "Where's the rest of me?", later used as the title of his 1965 autobiography. Many film critics considered Kings Row to be his best movie, though the film was condemned by New York Times critic Bosley Crowther.

Reagan called Kings Row the film that "made me a star". However, he was unable to capitalize on his success because he enlisted in the U.S. Army two months after its release. He never regained star status. After returning from World War II service, Reagan acted in Tennessee's Partner, This Is the Army, The Hasty Heart, Bedtime for Bonzo, Cattle Queen of Montana, Hellcats of the Navy and The Killers.
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How did Ronald Reagan die?

Ronald Reagan left office because he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease but this is not what caused him to die. He died in 2004 from pneumonia.

I am pretty sure that he died just a natural death in his home.

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Betty White

Was Betty White Married to President Reagan?

no

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Who was Ronald Reagan's first secretary of state?

Retired army general, Alexander Haig was the 59th Secretary of state and Ronald Reagan's first. He served from January 22, 1981 to July 5, 1982.

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Was Ronald Reagan adopted?

No. He was raised by his birth parents. Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton were presidents who were adopted by their step-fathers and changed their last names.

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Which of the following was not a candidate for the President in 1992?

Ronald Reagan. (apex)

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Where was Ronald Reagan a governor before he became President?

Reagan was governor of California and served two terms in that office, from 1967 to 1975.

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Did Ronald Reagan start his political career as a democrat?

Not exactly. Ronald Reagan was a Democrat in his early adult years but did not run for office . By the time he actually ran for office, he was a Republican.

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Did Ronald Mcnair have any siblings?

yes he had 2 brothers Carl and Eric

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Why did Reagan call the USSR an evil empire?

Reagan viewed the USSR as perhaps the opposite of the values he endorsed and he was particularly critical of the existence and need for the Berlin Wall. He would see that as the opposite to his emphasis on the need for freedom.

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What did Reaganomics do?

Reduce welfare payments (APEX)

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What was President Ronald Reagan's age when he left office?

Reagan was 77 years when he left office old about one month short of his 78th birthday. This is oldest any president has been.

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What year was Ronald Reagan's last movie made?

"The Killers" was released in 1964.

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Nancy Reagan

Who are Nancy and Ronald Reagan's grandchildren?

Nancy has no grandchildren. Her two children: Patti and Ron are childless.

Her stepdaughter Maureen was childless; her adopted stepson Michael has children.

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Where did Ronald Reagan go to College?

Reagan graduated from Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois, Class of 1932, with a bachelor's degree in economics and sociology. He enrolled in 1928 and graduated in 1932.

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What economic problems did Reagan face?

He inherited a country in the middle of a recession from Jimmy Carter. After 2 years, President Regan turned it around and made the USA rich again, although the gap between the rich and poor increased. The deficit also increased, however the President of the USA does not have the power of the line item veto, so the Congress has to take some responsibility for the deficit as well.

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When was Ronald Reagan president?

Ronald Reagan served two terms as President. He served from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989, a period of 8 years.
Reagan served two full terms for a total of eight years, 1981 to 1989.
The 40th President of the United States was Ronald Reagan from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989
Ronald Reagan was the president of the United States from January 20,1981 until January 20, 1989. He served two full terms.
1981-1989

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Which of the following statements about president Ronald Reagan is false?

he supportered government promotion of family values
He Strengthened environmental restrictions on businesses.
I believe his hair color was questioned by some.

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Where was Maureen Reagan born?

Maureen Reagan was born in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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