Bundle of 2 - US Presidents Defining Events - #40 - Reagan

Bundle of 2 - US Presidents Defining Events - #40 - Reagan
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Ronald Reagan and the defining events of his presidency. Both presentations together number 36 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

Ronald Reagan was an American politician, commentator, and actor, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, he served as the 33rd Governor of CA from 1967 to 1975, following a career as an actor and union leader in Hollywood.

President Ronald Reagan helped redefine the purpose of government and pressured the Soviet Union to end the Cold War. He solidified the conservative agenda for decades after his presidency.

Domestically, President Reagan advanced policies that reduced social programs and restrictions on business. Tax cuts were implemented to stimulate the economy. He advocated for increases in military spending, reductions in certain social programs, and measures to deregulate business. By 1983, the nation's economy had begun to recover and entered a 7 year period of prosperity.

Critics charged that his policies had actually increased the deficit and hurt the middle class and poor. In 1981, Reagan made history by appointing Sandra Day O'Connor as the first woman to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The most pressing foreign policy issue of Ronald Reagan's first term was the Cold War. Dubbing the Soviet Union "the evil empire," Reagan embarked on a massive build-up of U.S. weapons and troops. He implemented the "Reagan Doctrine," which provided aid to anti-communist movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #40 - Ronald Reagan and contains 21 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Early Years
Meeting Nancy
Touring the US
Presidential Bids
President Regan
Assassination Attempt
Domestic Agenda
Foreign Affairs(2)
Second Term
Election of 1984
Later Years & Death
End of Presentation

The Iran-Contra Affair was a clandestine action not approved of by the United States Congress. It began in 1985, when President Ronald Reagan's administration supplied weapons to Iran, a sworn enemy, in hopes of securing the release of American hostages held in Lebanon by Hezbollah terrorists loyal to the Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran's leader.

Reagan had become frustrated at his inability to secure the release of the 7 American hostages being held by Iranian terrorists in Lebanon. As president, Reagan felt that "he had the duty to bring those Americans home," and he convinced himself that he was not negotiating with terrorists. While shipping arms to Iran violated the embargo, dealing with terrorists violated Reagan's campaign promise never to do so. Reagan had always been admired for his honesty. With the backing of the president, the plan progressed.

The deal in 1985, involved the United States sending American-made TOW anti-tank missiles from Israel to Iran for the safe exchange of a hostage, the Reverend Benjamin Weir. Later,
more weapons were transferred in exchange for the release of all remaining American hostages being held in Lebanon. By the time the sales were discovered, more than 1,500 missiles had been shipped to Iran.

Once the deal was exposed and deemed illegal, a thorough investigation occurred pertaining to Reagan's knowledge of and involvement in the deal.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidents - Reagan and the Iran Contra Affair and contains 15 slides and covers the following:

The Contra’s
Iran’s Weapons Request
“Iran” & “Contra”
Reagan’s Involvement
The Weapons Deal
The Hostages
Deal Exposed
Meese’s Investigation
Fall Out
In the End
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.
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