Essay about The International Impacts of Ronald Wilson Reagan

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Ronald Reagan was the true political icon of the twentieth century. The former president is one of the most beloved in American history, and was one of the most respected by foreign nations. Ronald Reagan’s political influence was unprecedented and changed the course of international history. Ronald Reagan began spreading his political opinion in a way most future politicians do not – acting. Reagan was a young and vibrant man which made him perfect for roles in the media. He had far more influence than the typical actor, though. Reagan took part in propaganda movies during World War II designed to aid the war effort. Not only did Reagan perform roles in recruitment movies such as Rear Gunner, which was requested by the military to try …show more content…
The hysteria accompanied by Americans’ fear of communism in America often resulted in unreasonable accusations, which is why Reagan’s case was unique and important. He did not get carried away with the hysteria, but he tried to remain as reasonable as possible. Innocent people could have been prosecuted as a result of Reagan’s work, but without it, many more could have fallen victim to the consequences of false accusations. Ronald Reagan was constantly involved in American politics even before his presidency. Reagan was originally a member of the Democrats, and he campaigned frequently for Democratic candidates. He supported people in elections such as President Harry Truman, Helen Douglas for senator of California, and President Dwight Eisenhower (The Life). Douglas was the only one of these candidates who lost their election bid (Ronald Reagan: Biography). Reagan’s support did influence these elections and American society. In the middle twentieth century, Reagan shifted from supporting Democrats to supporting Republicans. Reagan supported the Republican presidential candidates in the 1960s, and although those candidates lost, “millions of Americans were gradually becoming receptive to a conservative message,” (American). People who supported or liked Reagan tended to side with whatever side he was on. While these impacts Reagan had for the parties in elections may have not been largely noticeable, especially at the time, they

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