History of a Hero
Ronald Reagen also known as Ronald Wilson Reagen was born inTampico Illinois on Febuary 6, 1911 and died 1958. He was the second of two sons Nelle and John Reagen. He attended Dixon's Northside High School in 1924 and two years later earned a job as a Lifeguard in Lowell Park; surpriseingly by the time he leaves this job 7 summers later, he had saved 77 people from drowning waters. Ronald Reagen's accomplishments did not stop here, during his enrollment in Eureka College in Peoria Illinois he graduates and becomes a successful actor and football player. He starred in 50 various movies such as "Love is in the Air" and "Knute Rockne, All American." Although he later was drafted into the U.S Army he is kept far from the battlefield and instead hired to film propaganda films and commercials.Reagen finally has his first political stand on November 1952 by leading a movement of Democrats for Eisenhower during both of Eisenhower's presidential campaigns in 1952 and 1956. Then in 1959 Reagen fights and is able to achieve better benefits and working conditions for actors. He slowly starts his transition from being a Television hunk to a rising political figure.Only one year later as a "Democrat for Nixon" he helps deliver more than 200 speeches in his support. However due to an issue with the Democrat political party he switches his political affiliation to the Republican party. Reagen is slowly climbing his way to the top and on January 1,1966 Reagan announces candidacy for governor of California and promises to reduce the waste in government and to "clean up the mess at Berkeley." November 8, 1966 Reagen is electedby almost 1 million votes more than Democratic governor Edmund G. ("Pat") Brown. Throughout the next couple of years Ronald Reagen was able to gain office and votes and help change many issues in the Nation and state at that time; one of the most important and still appreciated movements that was taken place during his presidency(1980-1989) is The Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. This Law gave the opportunity for Illegal immigrants that have lived in the U.S since January 1,1982 the right to stay in America and granted them amnesty. This benefited a great amount of immigrants and farm owners.