Early Family Life

1911 - 1937
“While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” 1992 Speech at Republican National Convention

Ronald Reagan achieved a prodigious legacy as President: between 1981 and 1989, he oversaw a dramatic economic boom and is widely credited with hastening the end of the Cold War and reinforcing the reputation of the U.S. as a powerful protector of freedom and peace around the world.

Beyond his policies, he dramatically shifted the attitude of the country. His confidence resonated with the public, inspiring Americans and letting people the world over know that “It’s Morning Again in America.”

Though he is best known for his actions as commander in chief, Reagan was a distinguished leader long before his foray into politics. Bright and charismatic, he possessed a wealth of natural gifts as a young man, ranging from athletic to acting skills. Reagan’s ambition, resilience and ability propelled his success — in broadcasting, on the silver screen and, ultimately, in the Oval Office.

Reagan Series
Reagan Series