Ronald Reagan was the fortieth president of the United States. The Republican served two terms during his presidency, after a career as being and actor, and governor of California. His first election he won against Jimmy Carter in 1980. In 1984, against former vice president Walter F Mondale, Reagan won in a landslide with 525 electoral votes, more than any other presidential candidate in the nation's history.
As Chief of State Reagan was a great example to the country on what a citizen should be. He brought back the trumpeters that announced the President and First Lady and also greeted foreign leaders. An example is when he met defected Polish ambassador Spasowski in December of 1982. Reagan would hold press conferences, as such when he discussed the government's role in fighting the AIDS disease. He also held many other conferences, like in October, 1987, when he told why taxes should be increased. He would present medals and awards. He presented John Young, the astronaut, with the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, as well as NASA's Distinguished Service Medal. He also presented the Medal of Honor to Roy Benavidez on February 24, 1981.
As Chief Executive, President Reagan was in charge of all government workers in the executive branch. He nominated a variety of cabinet officers with names including Alexander M Haig, Donald Reagan, James A Baker, William F Smith, as well as others. He also nominated five other people to the Supreme Court. Ronald Reagan gave the least number of pardons for a president in the twentieth century with 406 pardons.
One of the president's duties is being Chief Diplomat. Many times Reagan met with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. They formed a treaty to eliminate all U.S. and Soviet ground-launched nuclear missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. The treaty took affect in 1988. Reagan also made an agreement with Iran. The U.S. would sell arms to Iran resulting in the release of three hostages. Though...