Who Is Ronald Reagan's Greatest Failure

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Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois. He was the son of Nelle and John Reagan. His father was of Irish Catholic descent and is said to have been a believer, but his mother’s devotion to her Presbyterian faith overpowered the household, and Reagan identified with being Presbyterian his whole life. He attended high school nearby Dixon where he was involved in football, basketball, track, and school plays. In 1926 Reagan began working as a lifeguard at Lowell Park, near Dixon. He was known to have saved 77 lives during the seven summers he worked there. In 1929 through 1933 he attended Eureka College there he studied economics and sociology. During his term as sophomore he became involved in acting. Reagan became involved in disputes over the issue of Communism in the film industry; his political views shifted from liberal to conservative. From his first marriage he had to an actress, Jane Wyman, he had two children, Maureen and Michael. Maureen passed away in 2001.In 1949 Reagan and Wyman got a divorce.…show more content…
The failure in Lebanon, Reagan encouraging the Israel invasion and sending in the Marines with insufficient forces for their mission proved to be two dreadful mistakes compounded upon one another. Exercised his removal power by firing the air traffic controllers who went on strike, forced his White House Chief of Staff to resign, and many other removals strengthened the presidential power and his commitment to the unitary executive. The Robert Bork appointment to the Supreme Court and Reagan’s refusal to withdraw the nomination even after it was a clear and certain failure. This was not only an embarrassment to the Reagan administration, but hurt his relationship with the Senate and created tremendous amounts of ill

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