Ronald Reagan Pre-Presidency Visit
Janesville Gazette January 13 1976.
Backstory and Context
President Reagan`s first term was defined by tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, decreased spending on social programs, and higher Cold War tensions between the United States and the U.S.S.R. His second term in 1984 involved controversy over the Iran-Contra incident, as well as a negotiation with Mikhail Gorbachev to cease close range nuclear missiles. In 1989, President Reagan retired to California where he died in 2004 after battling Alzheimer's disease.