The Reagan Era
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Ronald Reagan stars opposite a chimpanzee in Bedtime for Bonzo (1951).
A 1977 protest of white Bostonians opposed to school desegregation turned ugly when rioters attacked an innocent black passerby with the American flag.
President Ronald Reagan gives a speech standing before a dozen American flags.
Ronald Reagan on horseback during a presidential vacation at his California ranch.
Secret Service agents respond to the 1981 assassination attempt against President Reagan.
U.S. Marine Colonel Oliver North, a key plotter in the Iran-Contra Affair, is sworn in to testify before Congress.
A 1983 terrorist attack destroyed U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 300 Americans.
The New York Post celebrates the 1983 American invasion of Grenada, a tiny Caribbean island that President Reagan called "a Soviet-Cuban colony, being readied as a bastion to export terror and undermine democracy."
President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan travel to his first Inaugural, 1981.
American soldiers arrest young supporters of Grenada's Marxist New Jewel Movement during the 1983 U.S. invasion of the tiny Caribbean island nation.
The development of the MX Missile, a powerful new vehicle for the delivery of multiple nuclear warheads, fueled a new Soviet-American arms race during the 1980s.
The album cover of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA, shot by famous photographer Annie Leibovitz, became an iconic image of Reagan-era America.