Ronald Regan 's President Of The United States Essay

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On May 9, 1982, Ronald Regan, the fortieth president of the United States, gave a commencement speech to the graduating class from Eureka College. Eureka College is where Ronald Regan went to college. This is interesting because previous presidents like John F. Kennedy, Barak Obama, or Bill Clinton all went to ivy league colleges like Harvard or Yale. It is very inspiring that Regan was able to accomplish so much without a degree from a prestigious university. This commencement speech very interesting because instead of giving a speech giving advice to students, he gave a speech on foreign policy. He decided to do this because he thought that as these students enter the work force, they will be forced to make decisions on foreign policy because it effects their everyday life. Above all of Ronald Regan’s accomplishments in office, the greatest accomplishment he made was ending the cold war. In this speech, Regan gives an outline to students describing the current tensions between the US and the Soviet Union and how he plans to fix those problems.
The beginning of this speech Regan discusses his plans to meet with European leaders to discuss the current relations Between the US and the Soviet Union. When Regan took office, the tension between the United States and the Soviet Union was at an all-time high. In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan which caused Jimmy Carter to implement a strategic arms limitation treaty known as Salt II. Regan also states the importance of…

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