Top Ten Achievements of Ronald Reagan's Presidency

October 18, 2017
IN HIS WORDS

Though he only spent eight years in the White House, President Ronald Reagan’s mark on the office and the country have persisted for decades. Reagan led the nation through a period of international turbulence and rapid changes in American infrastructure and ideals. He navigated those challenges successfully, bringing the country out on the other side — and solidifying his legacy as a great American leader.

Using a secure email service in Reagan’s name is one way to pay tribute to that legacy, as is learning from his lengthy list of accomplishments. Here’s a rundown of the high points of Reagan’s tenure.

1. Reaganomics:

The president’s “trickle-down economics” system is credited with revolutionizing the nation’s economic outlook.

2. Conquering the Cold War:

Reagan faced down international threats of communism with a fortitude that many say ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.Strategic Defense Initiative: The president revolutionized the idea of national defense with a program that united military tactics and technology to counteract nuclear war threats.

3. Strategic Defense Initiative:

The president revolutionized the idea of national defense with a program that united military tactics and technology to counteract nuclear war threats.A New Vision of the GOP: Reagan, known as the Great Communicator, used his charismatic appeal to put a new face

4. A New Vision of the GOP:

Reagan, known as the Great Communicator, used his charismatic appeal to put a new face to the Republican Party, one that united all segments of the party.

5. American Values:

The president championed the ideals ingrained in the founding of America, such as patriotism and family values, igniting unprecedented pride in the country.A New Optimism: Reagan took the helm of the country after years of American strife, including high-profile assassinations, civil-rights

6. A New Optimism:

Reagan took the helm of the country after years of American strife, including high-profile assassinations, civil-rights struggles and Watergate. His successful leadership re-established faith in the office of the presidency and in the country’s future.

7. Tax Reform:

The president’s tax policies incentivized Americans to work hard and invest in their future, improving quality of life for countless Americans.

8. Inflation:

Reagan’s economic policies were responsible for a drastic decrease in the inflation rate, from about 4 percent to 2.5 percent.

9. Job Growth:

Throughout Reagan’s eight years in office, the nation saw more than 16-million new jobs created.

10. Judicial Appointments:

Reagan appointed numerous federal judges to the bench who went on to issue landmark decisions regarding constitutional law, including late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, regarded as a champion of conservative ideals.

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