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Celebrating President Ronald Reagan all Month Long

Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States, serving from 1981 to 1989. He is widely regarded as a transformative figure in American politics, having implemented a conservative agenda that sought to reduce the size and scope of government, lower taxes, and increase military spending. Reagan’s presidency is also remembered for his efforts to end the Cold War and his charming and charismatic leadership style.

Reagan Legacy

President Ronald Reagan

Wrap Up

President Reagan’s Farewell Address President Ronald Reagan delivered his farewell address on January 11, 1989, in the Oval Office of the White House. The address was given on the eve of his departure from office, and it was a chance for Reagan to reflect on his eight years in office and to share his thoughts on the state of the nation. In his address, Reagan reflected on the progress that had been made during his presidency, highlighting the economic recovery, the reduction in inflation and unemployment, and the increase in consumer confidence as evidence of this progress. He also spoke…

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President Ronald Reagan


ANDREW EGANAttorney Reagan During his presidency, Ronald Reagan had a close working relationship with a number of key advisors, including James Baker, George Schultz, and Michael Deaver. These individuals were all part of Reagan’s inner circle and played important roles in his administration. James Baker was Reagan’s chief of staff during his first term and later served as secretary of the Treasury and secretary of state. He was known for his political savvy and his ability to navigate the complex workings of Washington. Baker played a key role in the Reagan administration’s efforts to reduce government spending and taxes, and…

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President Reagan's Cabinet

President Reagan’s Cabinet

Meet President ReagaN’s Cabinet President Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet was composed of the heads of the executive departments of the federal government and other top officials who advised him on various policy matters. The Cabinet during Reagan’s Presidency had several key members, including: Alexander Haig: Secretary of State (1981-1982) Caspar Weinberger: Secretary of Defense (1981-1987) Donald Regan: Secretary of Treasury (1981-1985) William French Smith: Attorney General (1981-1985) George P. Schultz: Secretary of State (1982-1989) James Baker: White House Chief of Staff (1981-1985) and Secretary of Treasury (1985-1988) Edwin Meese: Counselor to the President (1981-1985) and Attorney General (1985-1988) Many of Reagan’s…

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President Ronald Reagan at 1980 GOP conventon

Making of President Reagan – Part 2

Reagan 1980 Ronald Reagan’s campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 1980 was one of the most successful in the party’s history. He was one of several Republicans running for the nomination, including George H.W. Bush, Howard Baker, Bob Dole, and John Connally. Reagan’s campaign was built around the themes of limited government, strong national defense, and conservative values. He was able to tap into the frustration and disillusionment of many Americans with the Carter Administration’s handling of the economy and foreign affairs. In the lead-up to the 1980 GOP convention, Reagan and his campaign team were able to…

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Richard S. Schweiker, Former Senator and Reagan Confidant

Making of President Reagan – Part 1

Reagan 1976 After his unsuccessful run for the Republican nomination for President in 1976, Ronald Reagan reflected on his campaign and the lessons he had learned. He was defeated by Gerald Ford, who went on to lose the general election to Jimmy Carter. Reagan was disappointed by the loss, but he used the experience to refine his message and his strategy for future political campaigns. Reagan realized that he had not done enough to appeal to more moderate and independent voters. He also recognized that he needed to improve his organization and fundraising efforts. In addition, Reagan realized that he…

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Governor Ronald Reagan, 1966 California

Governor Reagan

Governor Reagan During his time as governor of California (1967-1975), Ronald Reagan focused on several key issues, including restoring order to the state’s institutions of higher education, controlling government spending, and reducing taxes. One of Reagan’s most notable accomplishments as Governor was his handling of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley. The university had become a center of student activism and anti-war protests in the 1960s, and the governor saw it as a major threat to the authority of the state. Reagan ordered the California Highway Patrol to remove protesters from the university’s campus, and this…

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President Reagan the Early Years


Dwight PatelMDGOP, 3rd Vice ChairmanMaryland Republican Party 3rd Vice Chairman Dwight Patel has been a conservative activist for decades. He’s previously served on the MDGOP Board and has been a leading figure in Montgomery County, both on the Republican Central Committee and continuing to lead and advance conservative conversations with the Montgomery County Republican Club. Dwight is also one of the producers of Direct Line, News *Talk* Republican Politics.Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube REAGAN THE EARLY YEARS Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, was born on February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois. He grew up in a small…

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why Ronald Reagan is still the king for US Republicans

Recollections of my hero, Ronald Reagan

The Honorable Ellen SauerbreyEllen Richmond Sauerbrey is an American politician from Maryland and the former head of the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. She was nominated to the Bureau in September 2005 by President George W. Bush.Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube Recollections of my hero, RonalD Reagan Sixty years ago there was no such thing as a conservative movement in the United States. When a little-known Senator from Arizona came out with his book, “The Conscience of a Conservative”, he touched a nerve and Senator Barry Goldwater became a candidate for President. His campaign motivated…

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Reagan Video

Ronald Reagan’s Speech at the 1964 GOP Convention

“The Speech” is what Ronald Reagan called it. Today we call it, “A Time for Choosing,” and it was a pivotal turning point in Ronald Reagan’s life. Ronald Reagan began a long side-career of public speaking as his acting career closed out. He traveled across the country meeting Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce and any other civic-minded local groups. This continued and intensified during his service as the General Electric spokesperson while hosting their sponsored television series. “The Speech” was delivered in various forms and to different audiences as each word was honed, measured and memorized. During the 1964 Presidential campaign, Republican party officials in California, who knew Reagan’s powerful message and delivery, asked him to film a speech on behalf of the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater. The speech was aired on October 27, 1964 and it was electrifying. Donations to the Republican party and candidates increased dramatically.

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Reagan’s Impromptu Speech at 1976 GOP Convention

In 1976, the GOP had just nominated Gerald Ford for the Presidency. The GOP delegates enthusiastically chanted until Ronald Reagan (who had just narrowly lost) came to the dais and gave an impromptu speech… I am posting this because I am getting tired of hearing all of the GOP people belly-aching about their predicament. It’s time to put things into perspective, and it’s also time to man up, people!

Ronald Reagan’s Acceptance Speech at Republican National Convention, July 17, 1980

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President Ronald Reagan – Farewell Address

Broadcast to the American people from the Oval Office. Reagan mentions two triumphs from his presidency: the economic recovery and the recovery of American morale. He discusses America’s changing relations with the Soviet Union and shares his regret for the deficit that deepened during his time in office. He concludes by addressing America’s sense of patriotism and refers to the nation as “a shining city on a hill.”

AIRED – January 11th, 1989

President Reagan’s Challenger Disaster Speech 

President Reagan talks to the nation about the Challenger Disaster on 1/28/86.

President Reagan’s Address at the Brandenburg Gate

President Reagan’s remarks on East-West relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Germany on June 12, 1987.