Ronald reagan

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Ronald Reagan (40th President)

*-Early Life
-February 6, 1911, Tampico, Illinois
-His father was a salesman and a story teller.
-Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and sociology at EurekaCollege.
- He was a member of the football team, captain of the swim team and was elected student body president.

-Interesting Facts About RR:

Entertainment Career
-Earned enough success as anactor to become famous, publicly recognized.
-Radio and Films
-He broadcasted home football games for the Hawkeyes
-7 year contract with Warner Brothers studios.
-At the top of his career, heearned approximately $125,000 per year (about $1.07 million in 2010 dollars) in this role. 

Early Political Career.
- Reagan began his political career as a liberal Democrat, admirerof Franklin D. Roosevelt, and an active supporter of New Deal policies.

First term.

KellyApril 15, 1986, the U.S. launched a series of air strikes on ground targets in Libya.

-Immigration: Reagansigned the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. The act made it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit illegal immigrants, required employers to attest to their employees' immigration status, andgrantedamnesty to approximately 3 million illegal immigrants who entered the United States prior to January 1, 1982, and had lived in the country continuously. Critics argue that the employersanctions were without teeth and failed to stem illegal immigration.[210] Upon signing the act at a ceremony held beside the newly refurbished Statue of Liberty, Reagan said, "The legalization provisions inthis act will go far to improve the lives of a class of individuals who now must hide in the shadows, without access to many of the benefits of a free and open society. Very soon many of these men andwomen will be able to step into the sunlight and, ultimately, if they choose, they may become Americans."[211]

-Iran-contra scandal: Reagan claimed he couldn't remember anything about the...
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