Ronald Reagan Failures

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Ronald Reagan
Before Ronald Reagan became president he was a actor and President of the Screen Actors Guild, as President of the Screen Actors Guild his political views would shift from liberal to conservative this was mostly due to the fear of communism in the Film industry. During the 50’s and early 60’s he toured the United States as television host and a spokesperson for conservatism his policies were also family oriented even though he was formerly divorced. He was then elected as governor of California and was quite popular as he was re-elected in 1970. Reagan won the Republican nomination in 1980 and chose as his running mate former Texas Congressman and United Nations Ambassador George Bush. Due to the current crisis in Iran in which
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During Reagan 's administration he both had his failures and successes in both foreign policy and domestic policy. Some of his failures consisted of him vetoing a farm credit bill which resulted in thousand of family farms to go out of business, Reagan soon fell unpopular with farmers who shifted more liberal, Reagan then said he would rather “keep the grain and export the farmers”. Another domestic failure was when he failed to acknowledge the AIDS epidemic of the 80s until his 6th year in office many conservatives stated AIDS was god 's punishment against homosexuals, he also cut AIDS research funding at the height of epidemic resulting fatalities in the result of AIDS to be doubled. An embarrassing domestic failure during the Reagan administration is when he appointed Robert Bork to the Supreme Court and failed to redraw his nomination due to democrats voting against the nomination due to his unpopular stance on women and civil rights this was an embarrassing defeat to the …show more content…
He also demanded Gorbachev to “tear down this wall” referring to the Berlin Wall which fell in November 1989 as tensions due to the Cold War began to thaw. His successes weren 't only limited to ending the Cold War he was also responsible for appointing Sandra O’Connor the first woman Supreme Court Justice he was also faced at the start of his administration the issue involving thousands of air traffic controllers who began protesting illegally in 1981, he resolved the issue by firing 11,345 protesters who were part of PATCO (federal air traffic controllers union)and replaced them quickly this allowed conservatives to weaken labor unions it also expanded the power in the executive branch. Another massive success credited to Reagan was in October 25,1983 when he disposed of a communist leader and a violent coup in Grenada,

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