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Ronald Reagan

Who was Ronald Reagan?

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40th President - Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan Lifespan - 1911 - 2004
Place of Birth - 2/6/1911, in Tampico, Illinois
Education - Eureka College (1932) 
Ronald Reagan Term as President - 1981 - 1989
Political Party - Republican
Vice President / Vice Presidents - George Bush
Ronald Reagan Religion - Disciples of Christ
Military Experience - was in the military during WWII.
Name of Wife - Married to Jane Wyman in 1940 but divorced in 1948. He married Nancy Davis  on March 4, 1952 
Children - Maureen Elizabeth; Michael Edward; Patricia Ann; Ronald Prescott
Died: June 5, 2004 in Los Angeles, California
Ronald Reagan was buried in Simi Valley, California
Next President:
President George H Bush

Major Events during his presidency

  • 1981 - Attempted assassination

  • 1983 - Granada invasion
  • Iran-Contra Scandal (1985-89)
  • Glasnost with the Soviet Union (1985-1991)
  • Stark incident in Gulf War (1987)

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  • Description of President Ronald Reagan - Height 6 feet 1 inches

  • His first job was as a lifeguard at the Rock River, near Dixon where he saved the lives of 77 people
  • In 1937, Ronald Reagan won a seven-year contract with Warner Brothers
  • Ronald Reagan became a famous movie and television actor - Reagan was the only professional actor to be elected President
  • Ronald Reagan had a ruddy complexion and did not require face makeup for movie roles
  • Age at Inauguration - 69 years old
  • Ronald Reagan Nicknames - “Dutch,” “The Gipper,” “The Great Communicator”
  • Ronald Reagan announced Chicago Cubs games for WHO radio in Des Moines
  • Ronald Reagan began wearing a hearing aid in 1983
  • In 1967, Ronald Reagan became the governor of California
  • In his retirement years Ronald Reagan was diagnosed as having Alzheimer's Disease.
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President Coin or President Dollar Bill
Presidential Money. The United States has placed likenesses of the Presidents on many types of coins and currency.

President Ronald Reagan and the Constitution of the US (17th September,1787)

Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.

Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.

  • A natural born citizen of the US

  • A resident of the US for 14 years
  • Thirty-five years of age

Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)

President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8

Facts about Main Presidential Duties and power

  • Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States

  • In times of war or national emergency to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States
  • Nomination of the heads of all executive departments and agencies (Subject to Senate confirmation)
  • Preparing the budget of the United States, although the Congress must approve it.
  • Presidential legislative powers - The status of the country and his legislative proposals for the upcoming year are given in the annual State of the Union Address.

Facts about Presidential judicial power

  • Appointing important public officials such as ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and judges of the Supreme Court.

  • Granting reprieves and pardons to anyone convicted of breaking a federal law — except in a case of impeachment.

Facts about Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • Federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.

  • To make treaties and appoint ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (provided two thirds of the Senators present concur). 
  • To receive foreign ambassadors and other public officials.

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