About Us

February 6, 2011, marks the one-hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth, providing an occasion for teaching and learning about President Reagan's contributions to American constitutionalism and citizenship.

To this end, the Center for Civic Education and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation have collaborated to produce "Ronald Reagan and Executive Power," a lesson for high school students. The lesson was made possible by a grant from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation.

The lesson examines the use of presidential powers by Ronald Reagan, the fortieth president of the United States. It explores Article II of the Constitution, which grants the president executive powers.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is the sole nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride.

Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration

The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration is a historic, year-long celebration to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth on February 6, 2011. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has planned a worldwide Centennial Celebration to pay tribute to the legacy of the fortieth president through public outreach and education.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

Administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum has served thousands of researchers and millions of visitors since its opening in 1991.

Center for Civic Education

The Center for Civic Education is an independent, nonprofit organization based in California with a network of program coordinators in every state and congressional district in the country and in more than seventy emerging and advanced democracies throughout the world. The mission of the Center is to promote an enlightened and responsible citizenry that is committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries. The Center administers a wide range of critically acclaimed curricular, teacher-training, and community-based programs in conjunction with civic educators and activists around the world.

"Ronald Reagan and Executive Power" was authored by Lauri McNown, who teaches in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.