The fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan occupied the White House from 1981 to 1989. Among his many acclaimed accomplishments were the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the ultimate break-up of the Soviet Union. Speeches include his Inauguration Address (“… government is the problem”), the Brandenburg Gate (“… tear down this wall”), and many others.
Produced by the Speech Resource Company and fully narrated by Robert Wikstrom
TV address for Barry Goldwater campaign, “A Time for Choosing,” 10/27/64Announcement to run for president, 11/13/79Jimmy Carter presidential debate, 10/28/80First Inauguration speech, 1/20/81Speech on the Economy, 2/5/81Address to Congress on Economic Recovery, 4/28/81Traffic Controllers Strike, 8/3/81Economic Recovery, 9/24/81State of the Union Address, 1/26/82Address to United Nations on Disarmament, 6/17/82National Association of Evangelicals “Evil Empire,” 3/8/83National Security, 3/23/83Speech to the National Rifle Association, 5/6/83Soviet attack on Korean Airliner, 9/5/83Military conflicts in Lebanon and Granada, 10/27/83Address on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day, 6/6/84Tax Reform, 5/28/8540th Anniversary of United Nations speech, 10/24/85Speech to Nation after the Challenger Disaster, 1/28/86Libyan Air Strikes, 4/14/86Aid to Nicaraguan Contras, 6/24/86Signing the Tax Reform Act of 1986, 10/22/86Lebanon Hostage Crisis, 11/13/86Iran-Contras Controversy, “Tower Report,” 3/4/87Speech to Harley Davidson Employees, 5/6/87Brandenberg Gate, “Tear Down This Wall,” 6/12/87“Economic Bill of Rights,” 7/3/87Congressional Hearings on Iran-Contra Affair, 8/12/87Final State of the Union, 1/25/88Farewell address at Republican National Convention, 8/15/88Farewell Address to the Nation, 1/11/89The Reagan Wit