Ronald Reagan was an American Actor who became our 40th president of the United States of America. He was also the Governor of California. Reagan served two consecutive terms as president. His economic policies known as "Reaganomics" advocated reducing tax rates, deregulation of the economy, and reducing government spending. He single handedly devistated the air traffic controllers union by having 11,345 striking air traffic controllers fired. He survived an assassination attempt and had the Berlin Wall torn down.