Ronald Reagan's Legacy Persuasive Essay by Nicky

Ronald Reagan's Legacy
An overview of Ronald Reagan's presidential years.
# 146611 | 1,474 words | 11 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jan 05, 2011 in History (U.S. Presidency) , Political Science (U.S.)

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This paper charts the life of Ronald Reagan, the fortieth President of the United States of America. It describes his economic strategies and how he sought to bring the moribund US economy back to life. The paper also explains that, although he inherited a dire situation there is little doubt that despite some failures, he did fulfill his promises to the American people and will be remembered as a transformational leader.

From the Paper:

''The first major landmark of the Reagan Presidency was the assassination attempt he suffered on March 30th of 1981, just 69 days into his term. In Washington, D.C., just after delivering a speech to the AFL-CIO, Reagan was shot at six times in less than two seconds. The President was hit probably with the first shot and fell motionless to the ground, before his handlers got him into his limousine, which rushed him to George Washington University Hospital. The injury left Reagan close to death, but surgery was successful and after nearly two weeks, he was able to leave hospital. His would-be assassin, John Hinckley, Jr., was arrested immediately. The assassination attempt would be revealed to be non-political in nature, but rather the work of a mentally unstable man.
''Reagan was one of the most highly influential Presidents in US history. Domestically, he sought to bring the moribund economy back to life. Several steps prior to his Presidency had set the stage for economic recovery, but Reagan's policies spurred the recovery efforts further. Over time, his economic ideas would become known as 'reaganomics'.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • No author. (2008). Ronald Reagan. The White House. Retrieved December 9, 2008 from
  • Transcript: Larry King Live: Remembering the Assassination Attempt on Ronald Reagan. CNN. Retrieved December 9, 2008 from
  • No author. (2004). Reaganomics or 'voodoo economics'? BBC. Retrieved December 9, 2008 from
  • No author. (2004) A Fresh Look at Reaganomics CBS Retrieved December 9, 2008 from
  • Lazarus, David. (2004). Downside of Reagan Legacy. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved December 9, 2008 from

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