Ronald Reagan's Presidency

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The President known as the "Great Communicator" was A) George H. W. Bush B) Jimmy Carter C) Richard Nixon D) Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan was the president who became known as the Great Communicator. He was given the nickname in 1976, when he was still governor of California, in a column in The New York Times . However, he had been known to be a great speaker even earlier, as far back...

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Ronald Reagan was the president who became known as the Great Communicator. He was given the nickname in 1976, when he was still governor of California, in a column in The New York Times. However, he had been known to be a great speaker even earlier, as far back as 1964, when he gave a famous speech supporting the presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.

Reagan's speaking style was developed through studying radio broadcasts and Hollywood films. He had a smooth voice, perfect timing in his delivery, and an endearing sense of humor. His pauses, gestures, and expressions were practiced but so well-executed that they appeared natural. Additionally, Reagan knew how to connect with audiences and exuded sincerity in the thoughts and emotions that he communicated in his speeches. In his farewell address to the nation at the end of his two terms as president, on January 11, 1989, he referred to the nickname that had been bestowed upon him:

And in all of that time I won a nickname, "The Great Communicator." But I never thought it was my style or the words I used that made a difference: it was the content. I wasn't a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn't spring full bloom from my brow, they came from the heart of a great nation—from our experience, our wisdom, and our belief in the principles that have guided us for two centuries.

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The answer to this question is that Ronald Reagan was the president who was known as the Great Communicator.  So the answer is D.

Reagan had been a farily famous movie actor before he entered politics.  Because of this, he had a great deal of experience and projecting various kinds of emotions to people via the media.  He used this experience to be a very good politician.  He was called the "Great Communicator" because he was said to have a knack for getting people to sympathize with his points of view.  His movie acting experience came in handy in this regard because he knew how to proect the proper image to people as he spoke.

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