Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States in 1984. He had previously been the Governor of California and was 70 years old at the start of his term, making him the oldest person to ever hold the office. During his time as President, he oversaw a number of important events, including the end of the Cold War and the destruction of the Berlin Wall.
Reagan also oversaw a number of other important initiatives during his time in office. He oversaw both the launch of the Space Shuttle program and development of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). SDI was an ambitious plan to protect America from nuclear attacks by shooting down incoming missiles with lasers or other weapons before they reached their targets.
Despite all this progress and success, Reagan is also remembered for having some controversial policies that were unpopular with many Americans at the time but have since become more accepted as part of mainstream political thought. For example, he cut taxes on top earners and raised taxes on lower earners; he also supported spending cuts for social programs like welfare while increasing military spending significantly during his presidency.
However you feel about these policies now (or even if you don’t remember them), Reagan’s legacy is still felt today in American politics – whether it’s through his.