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Ronald Reagan(19 Photos)
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The Great Communicator
The Great CommunicatorVideo Clip (4:18)
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Ronald Reagan galvanized the American public through his famous speeches that helped redefine American politics in the 1980s.
Reagan and the 1980 Debates
Reagan and the 1980 DebatesVideo Clip (3:16)
Video Clip (3:16)
The closing arguments all but determined the winner during the 1980 presidential debates between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
Cold WarVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
The Cold War is over, but what it left behind may surprise you.
Deconstructing History: Berlin Wall
Deconstructing History: Berlin WallVideo Clip (2:27)
Video Clip (2:27)
For 30 years, the Berlin Wall was the defining symbol of the Cold War, separating families and keeping the people from jobs and opportunity in the west.
Inaugural Address: Ronald Reagan
Inaugural Address: Ronald ReaganVideo Clip (2:34)
Video Clip (2:34)
Excerpts from Ronald Reagon's inaugural address on Tuesday, January 20, 1981.
History Rocks: 80s Supercars
History Rocks: 80s SupercarsVideo Clip (5:07)
Video Clip (5:07)
See all the Supercars of the 80s, set to "Obsession" by Animotion.
History Rocks: Going Mobile
History Rocks: Going MobileVideo Clip (3:13)
Video Clip (3:13)
During the 1980s the number of people using mobile phones drastically increases from hundreds of thousands to millions.
Carter on the Persian Gulf 1980
Carter on the Persian Gulf 1980Video Clip (1:00)
Video Clip (1:00)
President Jimmy Carter in this address says the Soviet Union and the Persian Gulf are threats to our security, in this History Channel video. He said we should address these issues peacefully.
Speeches & Audio (2)
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Fall of the Berlin WallAudio Clip (1:07)
Audio Clip (1:07)
On the evening of November 9, 1989, East Germany announced an easing of travel restrictions to the west, and thousands demanded passage through the Berlin Wall. Faced with a growing demonstration, East German border guards allowed citizens to cross. CBS News is on the scene as scores of East Germans climb on top of the once-imprisoning wall.
Reagan on Historic Visit to Berlin Wall
Reagan on Historic Visit to Berlin WallAudio Clip (1:57)
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.
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