Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

40th President of the United States


Formerly an actor and California governor, elected as the 40th U.S. President from 1981 to 1985 and reelected to serve from 1985 to 1989. Dubbed the "Great Communicator" and  known for cutting taxes, increasing defense spending, negotiating a nuclear arms reduction agreement with the Soviets, and helped end the Cold War. 

Work History

Work History

40th President of the United States of America

1981 - 1989
Federal Government of the United States

President of the United States for two terms (eight years) (

Governor of California

1967 - 1975
Federal Government of the United States

Governor of California for two terms (eight years). (

President of Labor Union

1959 - 1960
Screen Actors Guild

Re-elected as president five more times and solved disputes over Communism in the film industry. (White House)

Lead Actor

1937 - 1947
Warner Brothers Movie Studio

Debuted in the film "Love is on the Air", playing a role of a news reporter and later appeared in more than 50 films.  (

Radio Sports Announcer

1928 - 1937

I got hired, upon graduation, as a Radio Sports Announcer in Iowa and later in Des Moines. (



Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Sociology

1928 - 1932
Eureka College

Studied economics and sociology, played on football team, and acted in school plays. (

High School Diploma

1925 - 1928
Dixon High School

Went to high school school and graduated with a diploma. (



Grew the Economy through Businesses

Gave less power to the government and more power to businesses, thus improving the economy. (University of Virginia)

Ended the Cold War

Ended a state of political and military tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. Eased the nation socially and financially. (Hayward)

Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981

Law that included a 25% reduction in marginal tax rates for individuals, phased in over three years, and indexed for inflation from that point on.  (University of Virginia)

Tax Cuts of 1981

Major reduction in domestic expenditures. (

Political Philosophy

It is the job of the American government to only intervene when absolutely necessary. In most cases, however, the economy must strive to become independent of the government. Heavy reliance on the government is the reason why America falls under crisis. Furthermore, it is the job of the government to increase federal defense and to empower the military in order to protect our nation. Remember, our nation thrives on business. (First Inaugural) 


Remembered as a president who was committed to success. The welfare bill signed during the second term as governor and the tax overhaul of the second presidential term went beyond the traditional "liberal" or "conservative" mindsets. Viewed as a leader, one who is not bound by any party or set of values - one who is only bound by his duty to his nation. 

My Advice for FDR

My advice to you, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt,  would be to not overpower government and hinder businesses, but rather to reduce restrictions on business and use government power only when most necessary. It is important to remember that business is the essence of capitalism and is the foundation of our economy. I, personally, disagree with your “New Deal” policies. One of the main issues I see with the New Deal is that it requires a significant amount of government spending and government intervention. One of the things I have learned from my experience and education is that high government spending and high taxation often lead to the government overshadowing businesses. I advise to, instead, cut taxes, reduce government spending, and increase military/defense power. This way, we can allow businesses to restore our economy and make it as good as we remember it being. By increasing military/defense power, we can establish this country as a world power and avoid potential threats. We should also eliminate ineffective subsidies and allow businesses to mainly run organically with as little government intervention as possible.