Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan was a politician most well-known for serving as U.S. President for two consecutive terms.

White House Biography
From the official White House site

The American President: Ronald Reagan
Another finely detailed biography

The History of the Presidential Election
EVERY election, from George Washington to the present. Which political parties have come and gone? Who has been elected more times than anybody else? Who were the "Know-Nothings"? All these and more are answered in this expansive yet easy-to-read article.

The Iran Hostage Crisis
444 days of hell

The Election of 1980
Reagan won his first term handily.

"Reaganomics"
Famous economic philosophy that really had its day in the sun

The Iran-Contra Affair
Reagan swore he knew nothing about this scheme to fight communists in Central America.

The Cold War
Reagan's efforts coincided with its winding down.

The "Evil Empire" Speech
One of his most famous phrases

The Election of 1984
Reagan won re-election in a landslide.

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