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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

There is, of course, a certain degree of ethos already built-in to a presidential address to the nation. Reagan uses the prestige of his position to affirm the value of the astronauts' sacrifice...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2019 11:52 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Both Reagan and Nixon prided themselves on being conservatives. But in actual fact, Nixon's domestic agenda proved remarkably less conservative than Reagan's. For instance, Nixon signed into a law...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2019 10:40 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Tone is based on vocabulary and other parts of diction (grammar, syntax, concrete vs abstract, formal vs informal). Tone conveys the speaker's/writer's, we'll say speaker's, attitude toward and...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2012 7:14 pm UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

President Reagan was known for being a person with great communication skills. On the night of the Challenger disaster, he spoke to and for the entire country when he expressed the sorrow that he...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2018 8:22 pm UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Ronald Reagan's strength was in part his communication skills. With his affable demeanor, good looks, and smooth delivery, he was able to convey a likability that appealed to American voters. His...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2017 1:46 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Before Ronald Reagan came into office, the general consensus was that relatively high levels of taxation were needed to maintain generous levels of public spending. However, Reagan set out to...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2019 5:54 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Ronald Reagan took office under a pledge to repudiate the principle of detente that had guided Cold War doctrine since the mid-sixties. Rather, he thought the United States should actively try to...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2012 5:41 pm UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Ordinary Americans experienced different effects as a result of Reagan's economic policies. On one level, the demand for tax cuts was something that ordinary Americans felt the effects of. A...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2013 11:25 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

The biggest criticism of Reagonomics, or Trickle-down Ecomomics, is that it only benefits the rich. The rich get the stimulus, usually in the form of tax cuts, and they are supposed to create jobs...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 8:36 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

The original question had to be edited. To a great extent, I would submit that Reagan's nicknames of "Teflon" and "The Great Communicator" were earned by his ability to connect to the American...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2013 7:40 pm UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

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,...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2019 7:38 pm UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Political cartoons have been used to shape the political narrative in the United States since the mid-1700s, as was the case with Benjamin Franklin's use of a dissected snake to urge colonists to...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2019 1:50 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Reaganomics represents the beginning of the Republican party's reversal of the New Deal consensus. Before the Reagan economic years, the overall belief held that government exists to increase the...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2020 1:42 pm UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Reagan appointed four Supreme Court justices: Sandra Day O'Connor, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, and Anthony Kennedy. These justices were appointed because of their apparently...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2012 3:39 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Politicians for nearly half a century had gotten elected and retained popular support by bashing communism and stoking fears of the Soviet Union and its threat to the United States. Ronald Reagan...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2010 10:50 pm UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

In response to the third question, not everyone agreed with President Reagan that it was "morning again" in America. Many groups and individuals had done very badly out of Reagan's first term and...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2019 7:25 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

I think the campaign was aimed mostly at his own party, to remind them that they should stick with him. It was also intended for undecided voters, specifically older ones and ones who might be...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2012 7:15 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

There were two related aspects to Reaganomics that led to it being called "voodoo economics." First, Reagan believed in this thing called the Laffer Curve. It says that when you lower the tax...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2010 10:14 pm UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

I'll provide a critical analysis of the cartoon by Bob Artley for the Worthington Daily Globe to guide your own reflections on the remaining examples. Artley's image is an excellent example of...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2019 3:55 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

In 1979, Iranian revolutionaries took American embassy personnel hostage in the Iranian capital of Teheran. The American hostages in Iran had been held for over a year at the time that Ronald...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2011 3:55 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

I have always wondered about this myself, and it would certainly explain Reagan's standard remark, "I do not recall," during his testimony concerning the Iran-contra affair. Reagan had used a...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2011 1:30 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

I think that if you have a textbook or an instructor's resource to assist, I would focus on these elements in addition to what you might find here. The idea of "the second Cold War" refers to...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2010 7:15 pm UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

The speech is positive for the future of America and the West. There is a great deal of positive belief and conviction that the "right" side will prevail. In contrast, Reagan does a good job of...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2010 8:30 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

The election of Ronald Reagan as President in 1980 was due in no small part to the tireless campaigning and support of evangelical Christians. By this time, evangelicals had become a major force...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2019 5:46 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

The Cold War ending did not immediately solve everyone's problems. The world was still scathed, and we needed to repair relations with countries that had been closed off during the war. After...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2012 7:47 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

If I recall correctly, I believe the basic foreign policy doctrine of the Reagan administration was "peace through strength." The goal was to make the U. S. so strong that no other country would...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2012 3:57 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Ronald Reagan was a movie actor turned politician who grew to be one of the leading statesmen of the twentieth century. When he became president, America’s role as leader of the free world was...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2012 5:35 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

One of the major goals of the presidency of Ronald Reagan was to reduce the size and role of the federal government. His philosophy was summed up in his inaugural speech when he said that the...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2021 11:04 pm UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan continued and strengthened the "War on Drugs" pronounced by Richard Nixon in 1971. Specifically, in October 1982, Reagan made waves by declaring drugs to be a threat to...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2020 2:28 am UTC

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Ronald Reagan's Presidency

Ronald Reagan's basic economic plan was to cut taxes and, he hoped, to cut government spending as well. If government spending could not actually be cut, Reagan at least wanted to redirct...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2011 11:42 am UTC

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