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Ronald Reagan's nickname "The Great Communicator" arose from his many public speeches in favor of political conservatism, as well as his ability to connect with his audiences. His 1964 speech "A Time for Choosing," deliv... More »

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One of Ronald Reagan's most-memorable quotes is part of a speech he delivered in June 1987 when he challenged the Soviet leader, "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" These words became eve... More »

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Ronald Reagan's life included time in front of the camera as a Hollywood actor and terms as governor of California and the 40th president of the United States. Although he spent his early political life as a liberal Demo... More »

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Ronald Reagan's life included time in front of the camera as a Hollywood actor and terms as governor of California and the 40th president of the United States. Although he spent his early political life as a liberal Demo... More »

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Ronald Reagan was a professional actor before he was elected president, and he portrayed American college football player George "The Gipper" Gipp in the 1940 film "Knut Rockne, All American." The phrase "Win one for the... More »

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Some major highlights of Ronald Reagan's presidency include building a diplomatic relationship with the Soviet Union, appointing the first woman on the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor, and putting into place the seeds... More »

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Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman divorced due to Wyman's affair with a costar. After learning of the affair, Reagan was willing to accept her back, but the divorce proceeded at Wyman's request. More »

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