This crime against humanity must never be forgotten, here or throughout the world. Reagan said that there was a "regional threat posed by a Soviet-Cuban military build-up in the Caribbean" in Grenada. Reagan announced a War on Drugs in 1982, because of concerns about the increasing number of people using crack.
Even though Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs during the 1970s, Reagan used more militant policies.
In 1983, Reagan sent forces to Lebanon to stop the threat of the Lebanese Civil War.
On October 23, 1983, a group of American forces in Beirut were attacked. began to research on a missile defense system which would destroy missiles. He directed money to anti-communist movements all over the world that wanted to overthrow their communist government.
After the war, Reagan co-starred in such movies such as in, The Voice of the Turtle, John Loves Mary, The Hasty Heart, Bedtime for Bonzo, Cattle Queen of Montana, Juke Girl, This Is the Army, The Winning Team, Tennessee's Partner, and Hellcats of the Navy, in which he worked with his wife, Nancy. Over time, Reagan became a conservative Republican.
This was because he felt the federal government had too much power and authority.
Reagan would face primary challenges from former Director George H. Weicker, Jr., Governor Harold Stassen, former Treasury Secretary John Connally and to Republican executive Ben Fernandez.
He lowered everybody's income taxes by 25% and cut spending in many government departments.
He is known as the "Great Communicator" because he was a good public speaker. His mother was a Protestant of English and Scottish descent.
Reagan ran as a Republican against the then governor, Pat Brown during the 1966 gubernatorial election.
On May 15, 1969, during the People's Park protests at the University of California, Berkeley, Reagan sent the California Highway Patrol and other officers to fight off the protests, in an event that became known as "Bloody Thursday".
The Beirut barracks bombing killed 241 American servicemen and wounded more than 60 others by a suicide truck bomber. He ordered multiple military operations including the invasion of Grenada and the Libya bombing.
I'm coming before you tonight about the Korean airline massacre, the attack by the Soviet Union against 269 innocent men, women, and children aboard an unarmed Korean passenger plane. forces to invade Grenada, code named Operation Urgent Fury. government had to borrow a lot of money to pay for it. In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became the new leader of the Soviet Union (which was in bad shape and soon to collapse). Their first meeting together was at the Reykjavík Summit in Iceland.