Ronald Reagan

·         born in 1911 in Tampico Illinois

·         wife: Nancy Davis

·         republican

·         4 children

·         president from 1981-1989

·         40th president

·         33rd governor of CA

·         Radio and film actor/director

·         Went to Eureka College

·       Majored in economics and sociology

 
Ronald Reagan cut social spending to the bone, creating the homeless problem by turning hundreds of thousands of mentally ill people out on the streets. He appointed Antonin Scalia to the Supreme Court. He cut school funding, trying to classify ketchup as a vegetable. He banned the Beach Boys as attracting the wrong sort of crowd. He traded arms, money, drugs, and hostages between Iran and the Nicaraguan rebels. More appointed officials were indicted and convicted of crimes than under any other president. He gave chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein. He claimed that trees cause most pollution. He catastrophically lowered taxes in 1981, creating debt so bad he raised taxes each of the next six years and still didn't make up for it. And while he streamlined the complex and exemption-riddled income tax, his changes created the largest-ever shift of tax burden from the wealthy to the middle-class and working poor.

 

 

George Bush 

  • wife name: Barbara Bush
  • president from 1989-1993
  • 41st president
  • Born in Milton, MA
  • republican
  • 6 children
  • enlisted in US navy
  • opened own oil company
  • served on House of representatives
  • George Bush (his son) served as 43rd president

George W. Bush drew significant domestic and international criticism throughout his presidency. His level of popular support declined from 90 percent immediately after the September 11, 2001 attacks to 25 percent the lowest level for any sitting President in 35 years, rivaling Richard Nixon's unpopularity at the time of the Watergate scandal and his subsequent resignation. His opponents have criticized his way of fighting the War on Terrorism, his support for the USA PATRIOT Act and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, among many other acts and issues along the way, and there was even a small-scale movement to impeach him. Former President Jimmy Carter has called Bush's presidency "the worst in history", although he later said that comment was "careless or misinterpreted," and that he "wasn't comparing this administration with other administrations back through history, but just with President Nixon's." According to an August 2008 poll, 41% of Americans consider Bush to be the worst President of all time, though 50% of Americans disagreed.

 

 

 

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