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Ronald Reagan was the 40th president of the United States, serving from 1981 to 1989. Before he became president, he was a Hollywood actor, staring in several movies from the 40s, TV shows in the 50s, and serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild and the governor of California. In the 1984 election, Reagan ran for reelection against former vice president Walter Mondale, defeating him with 97.6% of the electoral votes.
The Reagan "ERA" is considered by many historians to cover the 1980s during Reagan's presidency. However, others see Reagan's influence lasting into the following decades, including the George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush presidencies during the 1980s, 90s, and early 2000s. The era is marked by a shift to conservative policy making in areas such as taxes, welfare, defense, the federal supreme court, and the Cold War.
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