About the Book
History Hub presents a brief biography of Ronald Reagan from beginning to end, whose remarkable story impacts our lives even today. In a small community in Tampico, Illinois, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to John "Jack" Reagan and Nelle Wilson Reagan on February 6, 1911. Reagan was of primarily Irish descent. His father was an Irish-American shoe salesman, and his mother was of Scottish-Irish descent. Reagan used the name "Dutch" throughout his childhood since he did not like his given name. According to some, his father said that Ronald Reagan appeared as a "fat little Dutchman" when he was born. Throughout Reagan's early years, his family moved a couple of times through Illinois, living in Tampico, Chicago, Galesburg, Monmouth, and Dixon, where the family settled when Ronald Reagan was nine years of age. Regardless of his parents' advice to do well in school, Reagan involved himself more in sports than he did in whatever else at Dixon's North Side High School. He especially adored football and was regarded for his spirit and hard-working attitude even though Reagan was not the best player. He additionally delighted in acting and started to lead in a few churches and school plays. Through his acting skills, Dixon's people realized he was not the quiet and introverted kid numerous individuals thought he was. Reagan became one of the most well-liked and popular young men in his school, and by his senior year, he had been chosen as the president of the student body. In the spring of 1937, while in Southern California to cover the training season of the Chicago Cubs, Ronald Reagan did a screen test for the Warner Brothers film studio. The studio signed him to an agreement, and that same year he made his movie debut as a radio journalist in "Love is On the Air." Throughout the following thirty years, he showed up in more than 50 motion pictures. Reagan ventured into the public political spotlight when he gave a welcomed televised discourse for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, a popular conservative. In his first race in politics, Reagan won against the Democratic candidate Edmund "Pat" Brown Sr. by nearly 1 million votes for California's governorship. Reagan was reappointed to a second term in 1970. At the age of 69, he was the oldest individual to become the United States president. On March 30, 1981, two months after his inauguration, Ronald Reagan survived an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr., who was said to be with a history of mental issues, outside a hotel in Washington, D.C. Ronald Reagan and his significant other came back to Los Angeles, California, after leaving the White House in January 1989. In November 1994, Reagan told in a handwritten letter to the American individuals that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Almost ten years later, on June 5, 2004, he died at his home in Los Angeles at 93 years old. Discover in this short yet concise biography the remarkable story of a life who impacted future generations. This book also contains 30 questions for an in-depth discussion into the life of Ronald Reagan. Download your copy now on sale
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