Reagan on His Economic Programs and related media

Reagan on His Economic Programs

In his Saturday radio address on May 14, 1983, the last day of Small Business Week, President Ronald Reagan discusses the successes of entrepreneurs and new businesses in America.

Your Parental Control settings do not allow you to view thiscontent.

Related Speeches & Audio (10)

  • Reagan on His Economic Programs
    Reagan on His Economic Programs

    Audio Clip (2:18)

    In his Saturday radio address on May 14, 1983, the last day of Small Business Week, President Ronald Reagan discusses the successes of entrepreneurs and new businesses in America.

    Audio Clip (2:18)
  • FDR's Fireside Chat on the Drought and the Dust Bowl
    FDR's Fireside Chat on the Drought and the Dust Bowl

    Audio Clip (2:46)

    On September 6, 1936, in one of his famous fireside chat radio broadcasts, President Franklin Roosevelt describes the conditions he observed firsthand on a tour of the many states devastated by drought.

    Audio Clip (2:46)
  • Gerald Ford on Economic Woes
    Gerald Ford on Economic Woes

    Audio Clip (3:47)

    After finding little support in Congress on his proposed budget-reducing actions, President Gerald Ford stresses the necessity of his plan in a news conference held December 2, 1974, which was broadcast live on television and radio.

    Audio Clip (3:47)
  • Reagan on Historic Visit to Berlin Wall
    Reagan on Historic Visit to Berlin Wall

    Audio Clip (1:57)

    In June of 1987, President Ronald Reagan stopped in West Berlin on the 750th anniversary of the city and delivered one of his most famous lines when he demanded that Mikhail Gorbachev tear down the Berlin Wall. In an address to the nation following his return from that trip, President Reagan recalls standing next to the imposing structure.

    Audio Clip (1:57)
  • Reagan Calls for Chemical Weapons Ban
    Reagan Calls for Chemical Weapons Ban

    Audio Clip (2:29)

    On April 4, 1984, in his 23rd news conference broadcast live on radio and television, President Ronald Reagan publicly calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.

    Audio Clip (2:29)
  • Read My Lips: No New Taxes
    Read My Lips: No New Taxes

    Audio Clip (0:54)

    George H. W. Bush's infamous promise delivered during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention on August 18, 1988, became the campaign pledge that may have helped win him the election.

    Audio Clip (0:54)
  • Reagan's First Inaugural Address
    Reagan's First Inaugural Address

    Audio Clip (1:29)

    With the country discouraged by high inflation, unemployment, gas shortages and the Iran hostage crisis, former California governor Ronald Reagan easily defeated incumbent President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election. In his inaugural address on January 20, 1981, President Reagan promises to limit the reach of the federal government.

    Audio Clip (1:29)
  • Reagan Addresses British Parliament
    Reagan Addresses British Parliament

    Audio Clip (0:17)

    On June 8, 1982, in the first speech by an American president to a meeting of both houses of the British Parliament, President Ronald Reagan presents his hope for a future that would "leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history."

    Audio Clip (0:17)
  • Reagan Approves Iran-Contra Counsel
    Reagan Approves Iran-Contra Counsel

    Audio Clip (2:14)

    After the Iran-Contra scandal is exposed in November 1986, President Ronald Reagan announces to the nation that he would "welcome the appointment of an independent counsel" to investigate matters. The Iran-Contra Affair involved the secret selling of arms to Iran in exchange for the release of hostages. The money from the arms sales was then used to secretly support the Contras in their battle against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua.

    Audio Clip (2:14)
  • Reaction to North Korean Surprise Attack
    Reaction to North Korean Surprise Attack

    Audio Clip (1:57)

    On July 10, 1950, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Ambassador Warren R. Austin reports on North Korea's refusal to retreat from its armed invasion of the Republic of Korea. By the end of the session, the U.N. officially supported sending U.S. forces into Korea.

    Audio Clip (1:57)

Related Videos (6)

  • Read My Lips
    Read My Lips

    Video Clip (4:20)

    "Read my lips no new taxes" was the 1988 campaign promise by George Bush that helped boost his popularity with the conservative wing.

    Video Clip (4:20)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Fireside Chat
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Fireside Chat

    Video Clip (1:26)

    The American people stood glued to their radios as Franklin D. Roosevelt conducted his first Fireside Chat, in which he discouraged hoarding and inspired renewed faith in banks.

    Video Clip (1:26)
  • The Speech
    The Speech

    Video Clip (4:18)

    Ronald Reagan's speech in October 1964 inspired a new generation of conservative Americans.

    Video Clip (4:18)
  • Lyndon Johnson's Presidential Legacy
    Lyndon Johnson's Presidential Legacy

    Video Clip (4:06)

    Lyndon Johnson's presidency is remembered in part for his handling of the Vietnam War, but he also advanced civil rights and equality throughout the nation.

    Video Clip (4:06)
  • There You Go Again
    There You Go Again

    Video Clip (5:13)

    Jimmy Carter unsuccessfully attempts to play into the uncertainty that the American public had for Ronald Reagan, during a debate on October 28, 1980.

    Video Clip (5:13)
  • The New Deal
    The New Deal

    Video Clip (2:05)

    President Franklin Roosevelt creates a series of programs designed to help America cope with, and recover from the Great Depression.

    Video Clip (2:05)

Shop HISTORY