Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 - 5 months, 6 in 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981-1989) and before that was the 33rd Governor of California (1967-1975). Born in Tampico, Illinois, Reagan came to Los Angeles, California in 1940. A former Democratic Party member, switch to Republican in 1962. 1964 he was elected governor of California and four years after re-election. He failed in the race the Republican candidate in 1968 and 1976. In 1980 he became the Republican candidate and won the presidential election. Four years later he was re-elected. He was the oldest president ever incumbent in American history.
Ronald Reagan was born in a nearby apartment building, a local bank in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911, he was the couple's son John "Jack" Reagan and Nelle Wilson Reagan.  Childhood He is called "Dutch", by general appearance of Reagan at a very fat baby with style "Dutchboy" impressive . The name of the intimacy he had followed throughout childhood.  Reagan family lived some time in the town of Illinois (including Monmouth, Galesburg and Chicago) in 1919, when they come back and live in Tampico HC Pitney Variety Store.  After winning the presidency, living in the White House, he once joked that he was "once again living on the store". "
R.Reagan graduated from Eureka College, the state of Illinois in 1932. Period from 1932 to 1966, he served as sports commentary career, then became a film actress.
Before politics, Reagan was known as an actress, but not outstanding. As he had himself seen, he said that he is only a grade B actor "sometimes acting class A".
From 1947 to 1952 he was Chairman of the movie.
The initial activities
He originally Democratic Party members, Franklin D. Roosevelt admired and supported the New Deal. But in the early '50s, his political direction change towards a federal government more limited. He supported Dwight D. Richard Nixon Eisenhower in 1952 and 1960 although the Democratic members. 1962 he officially changed to Republican and said: "I do not leave the Democratic Party. Democratic Party left me." Join Reagan's presidential campaign Republican candidate Barry Goldwater in 1964. In a speech in support of his Barry Goldwater, Reagan stressed the importance of a smaller government: "The founding fathers of the country know that a government can not control the economy without controlling people. And they know that when a government starts doing it, it must use force and coercion to achieve goals. So we have time to choose. " The speech "When to choose" has raised money for the Goldwater campaign a million dollars and is considered the starting point for Reagan's political career
California Governor, 1967-1975
California Republican impressed with political vision and charisma of Reagan after his speech, "Now to choose" of him and introduced him as candidates for California governor in 1966. He won Edmund G. "Pat" Brown and took office on January 3, 1967. 1968 three of his race position next Republican candidate Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller. 1970 Reagan re-elected for a second term governor of California. In 1976, he failed in the race to position the Republican candidate for the White House before Gerald Ford. Ford then lost to Jimmy Carter
line for president in 1980
In 1980, Reagan ran for president the United States with the incumbent president Jimmy Carter. At this time the country was in economic difficulties and the Iranian hostage crisis continues. Reagan's campaign emphasized several points in his fundamental principles: lower taxes to stimulate the economy, less government interference in people's lives and rights of the states and strong defense. Reagan selected George H.W. Bush made a coalition with her election. Reagan won the election: win 44 states with 489 electoral votes compared with 49 electoral votes of Carter (6 states and Washington, DC). Reagan received 50.7% of the popular vote compared to 41% of Carter. Senate Republicans hold the first time since 1952 and added 34 House seats, but Democrats remain the majority in the House.
The presidential term 1981-1989
During his presidency, Reagan pursued a policy expressed his belief in personal freedom, he brings a change for the U.S. economic, military expansion and contribute to the end of the Cold War. Known as the "Reagan Revolution," his presidency offers the American confidence and reduce people's dependence on government.
First term, 1981-1985
Go now, Reagan was the oldest president in American history. In his inaugural speech on 1/20/1981 Reagan famously remarked: "The government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." On this day, 52 American hostages held in Iran for 444 days were released.
Second term, 1985-1989
Four years later, in 1984, he continued to break its own record by winning election to a second term. He left the White House 1/1989 in the age of 78
Ironic that most people have derived his origin as a movie actor; the actor was class B. However, the fact that American voters have the right and Reagan had become one of the best U.S. president history.
One idea being considered as his most insane "war among the stars" in fact has changed the whole concept of war, vision changes, the behavior of much of the world. The idea of "madness" of his also promote strong development of a variety of science, industry ... such as space science, space, imaging techniques, precision weapons ...
The romantic and daring of Ronald Reagan made him become one of the greatest American president.
Marriage and family
First marriage, he married Jane Wyman in 1940 and lived together in 1948. Then he took Nacy Davis from 1952. She later called Nancy Reagan.
Nancy is quite complex life and she is the subject of a book in which the investigation revealed many scandals.
He Alzheimer's disease in 1994 and since then virtually bedridden. His memory has declined to levels no longer recognize loved ones and even the whole story while he was President of the United States. He died at age 93 on 6/6/2004 at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles.