Flashcards in Reagan Quiz Deck (376)
When and where was Reagan born?
1911 in Tampico, IL
What is one word to describe his upbringing?
Where did Reagan first move to? At what age?
At age 9 he moved to Dixon, IL
What was Reagan's father like?
he was alcoholic, traveling shoe salesman
How did Reagan feel about his childhood?
Reagan feels isolated from others because he moved around a lot, dad had troubles moved jobs a lot, he never settled anywhere. He was respected for this, but had no close friends.
What did he call his childhood?
What was Reagan's mother like?
a fundamental Christian, from the Church of Disciples of Christ
How does his mother affect Reagan's personality?
She impacts how Reagan views the world, clear good and evil in his views of the world’s values, good fights evil, obliged to do that.
What kind of schools did Reagan attend?
public high school
What was his most formative experience?
was serving 6 summers as a lifeguard at Rock River in Illinois.
What did he do as the lifeguard?
He saved 77 people from drowning
What did he do as President relating to the lifeguards?
He hung lifeguard picture in his office.
Why did Reagan hang the lifeguard picture in his office?
It reminded him that there was 77 people grateful for him, somewhere out there, people appreciate what he did even if he made some people mad.
Where did Reagan go to college?
What did Reagan do in college?
Majors in sociology and economics, not a great student, very socially active, 3 year letterer on football team, part of theater club there as well.
What did Reagan focus on in college?
Social aspects on campus over academic smarts
When did Reagan graduate? What was happening as he graduated?
In 1932, Roosevelt is elected, we are bottoming out of great depression
After graduating, what did Reagan do?
Reagan finds a job as radio broadcaster, he does Cubs baseball games
How did Reagan's broadcasting help him for the future?
It develops his ability to reach people, as Reagan had to take facts of the game and create an image and story of the game for the listeners. He communicated so well, he was camera-friendly.
What were his nicknames?
-The Great Communicator
What career did Reagan pursue next?
Acting in Hollywood
When did Reagan start acting?
Describe Reagan the actor.
-helped his communication skills even more
-not the greatest
-in almost all movies he is the hero
-fits how he sees himself in his mom's values
What was Reagan's most popular film?
Who was Knute Rockne?
Notre Dame football coach
What happens in the movie?
George Gipp, team captain is ill and dying, teammates come to see him before the big game and Gipp asks them to win for him
Who did Reagan play in the movie? What nickname did he get for it?
He played Gipp and got the nickname "the gipper"
Who was Reagan's first wife? When did they marry?
actress Jane Wyman in the 1930s
Describe his first Marriage.
Hollywood image of perfect family, both very attractive, a Hollywood couple. He had two kids, another child who died at birth.