I'm coming before you tonight about the Korean airline massacre, the attack by the Soviet Union against 269 innocent men, women, and children aboard an unarmed Korean passenger plane. forces to invade Grenada, code named Operation Urgent Fury. government had to borrow a lot of money to pay for it. In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became the new leader of the Soviet Union (which was in bad shape and soon to collapse). Their first meeting together was at the Reykjavík Summit in Iceland.
This crime against humanity must never be forgotten, here or throughout the world. Reagan said that there was a "regional threat posed by a Soviet-Cuban military build-up in the Caribbean" in Grenada. Reagan announced a War on Drugs in 1982, because of concerns about the increasing number of people using crack.
On October 23, 1983, a group of American forces in Beirut were attacked. began to research on a missile defense system which would destroy missiles. He directed money to anti-communist movements all over the world that wanted to overthrow their communist government.
He was the President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
He lowered everybody's income taxes by 25% and cut spending in many government departments.
He also lowered inflation from 14% to 4% and he vetoed 78 bills.
This was because he felt the federal government had too much power and authority.
He made a famous speech speaking out against socialized medicine (government run health care). We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness.