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Ronald Reagan was born February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois. He is best known for being the 40th President of the United States, from 1981 to 1989. Ronald Reagan was a conservative, always optimist and a foe of communism.

Reagan began his career as a sports announcer on radio, then moved to Hollywood and became a movie star. He made over fifty movies both as a supporting actor and as a leading man. Politics called and he served as the governor of California from 1967 to 1975. In 1980 Reagan defeated Democrat Jimmy Carter to become the 40th U.S. president. He advocated lower taxes and higher defense spending, and aggressively challenged the Soviet Union

Reagan married the actress Nancy Davis on 4 March 1952. He he previously had been married to actress Jane Wyman from 1941 to 1948. Reagan had four children, Maureen and Michael (with Wyman) and Patricia and Ron Jr. (with Nancy Reagan).

In March of 1981, Reagan was shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr. In 1994 he revealed that he had Alzheimer disease. He died June 5, 2004.

“Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.”

“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

“Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”

“I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.”

“The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.”

“Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”

“The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.”

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it”

“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.”

“No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”

“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

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