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Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States, between 1981 and 1989. He was born in 1911 in Illinois. He worked his through and studied and sociology. After graduating, he became a radio sports announcer. A screen test in 1937 won him a in Hollywood. Over the next two decades he in 53 films. He was also president of the Screen Actors Guild.

In 1966, Reagan was Governor of California by a margin of a million votes; he was re-elected in 1970. He campaigned with the of sending "the welfare bums back to work" and out against the idea of the welfare . He was also in favor of less government regulation and lower . He lost the 1976 election to become Republican presidential nominee to President Gerald Ford.

Ronald Reagan the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980. Just 69 days later he was by a would-be assassin, but quickly recovered and returned to duty. He legislation to stimulate economic growth, curb inflation, increase employment, and strengthen defense. A renewal of national self-confidence by 1984 helped Reagan and Vice President George H. Bush win a second .

Reagan’s conservative economic was known as ‘Reaganomics’. At the end of his administration, America was its longest recorded period of peacetime prosperity without recession or depression. In policy, Reagan sought to achieve "peace through " with the Soviet Union and declared war against international . He died in 2004 aged 93.

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