President Reagan would have been 101 years old today. During his Presidency, Reagan pursued policies that reflected his personal belief in individual freedom, brought changes domestically, both to the U.S. economy and expanded military, and contributed to the end of the Cold War.
Termed the “Reagan Revolution”, his presidency reinvigorated American morale and reduced the people’s reliance upon government. Reagan is the oldest man elected to the office of the presidency at 69 years of age.
In his first inaugural address on January 20, 1981, which he wrote himself, he addressed the country’s economic malaise arguing: “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.”