Speech Analysis: President Ronald Reagan First Inaugural Speech
Ronald Wilson Reagan was an actor and a politician. He was born on February 6th 1911, and died on June 5th, 2004 at the age of 93. He served as the 40th president from 1981-1989 and as the 33rd Governor of California prior to his presidency. As president, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed "Reaganomics", advocated reducing tax rates to spur economic growth, controlling the money supply to reduce inflation, deregulation of the economy, and reducing government spending. In his first term he also survived an assassination attempt, took a hard line against labor unions, escalated the War on Drugs, and ordered an invasion of Grenada to reverse a Communist coup.
He was re-elected in a landslide in 1984, proclaiming that it was "Morning in America". His second term was primarily marked by foreign matters, such as the ending of the Cold War, the 1986 bombing of Libya, and the revelation of the Iran–Contra affair. Publicly describing the Soviet Union as an "evil empire", he supported anti-communist movements worldwide and spent his first term forgoing the strategy of détente in favor of rollback by escalating an arms race with the USSR. Reagan subsequently negotiated with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, culminating in the INF Treaty and the decrease of both countries' nuclear arsenals. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union occurred soon afterward.
As you can see, President Ronald Wilson Reagan had led to a more efficient and prosperous economy as a result of “Reaganomics”, foreign policy triumphs including a peaceful end to the Cold War after Reagan's eight years in office, and a restoration of American pride and morale. It is also said that Reagan restored faith in the American Dream with his unabated and passionate love for the United States. He has given several speeches...