Leadership in Contemporary America

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Leadership in Contemporary America Ronald Reagan, an anti-Roosevelt Roosevelt, 1981-1989 Bill Clinton, a baby boom Kennedy, 1993-2001 George W. Bush, claiming a legacy, 2001-2009 Barack Obama, the perils of change Tea Party Movement Extra Points: Reagan comes to presidency at end of turbulent times. Anti-Roosevelt Roosevelt—used media like FDR did. Former actor and active in Labor movement in 40s, later a salesman. Had a great deal of personal presence. “the great communicator”- A man of the people, bringing America back. Became governor of California in 70s, became more conservative. Drew on American Myth as a frontier hero. 1970s left Americans gasping for traditional narrative-one of heroic leadership. Associated himself with American values, the flag, tradition. Felt he was rescuing the US Rejected progressive ideals and his own personal vigor would get people through. Reaganomics-dismantling new deal programs.
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