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U.S. President Ronald Reagan
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Introduction - Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan became the 40th president of the United States on January 20th of 1981 after defeating incumbent President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 Presidential race. Upon entering the White House he implemented both economic and political changes. The accomplishments this famous Republican President is best known for include his economic plan, which the media referred to as Reaganomics, his War on Drugs, and putting an end to the Cold War with Russia. Ronald Reagan is also the first serving U.S. President to survive being shot during an assassination attempt. In the list of facts about his presidency below, you'll find out who tried to assassinate him. On this page you will also find interesting information covering everything from where Regan was born and raised, why he ordered the U.S. Armed Forces to invade Granada in 1983, and what one of his most famous quotes is. This information is written in a list format so both kids and adults can easily gather information.

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