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Terms to Know
Cold War
Great Communicator
nuclear weapons
peace through strength


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How did Ronald Reagan show leadership as a young man?

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan, the fortieth president of the United States, is remembered as one of America’s most popular and admired presidents. During his eight years in office (1981–89), President Reagan’s uplifting message of patriotism made Americans feel proud of their country. His policies promoted liberty around the world and helped lead to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. But where did Ronald Reagan’s ideas come from? What influenced his ideas about government and freedom? How did a boy from a small town in Illinois become our nation’s president? In this lesson you will learn answers to these questions.









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