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LEGACY OF RONALD REAGAN

Terms to Know
values Things that are important to a person.
leader A person who people listen to and follow.
compassion Sensitivity to the needs of others.

legacy Something passed down to future generations.

morale The state of mind of a person or group, often expressed in either cheerfulness or sadness.

President Reagan’s second term ended in January 1989. He was proud of his accomplishments. He said, “America is respected again in the world and looked to for leadership.”

Ronald Reagan’s determination to spread democracy and freedom raised American morale and promoted liberty around the world.

More than twenty-two years after the end of his presidency, Ronald Reagan still matters very much to Americans. In his farewell address, he said, “We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world.”

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