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The Reagan Era

The Reagan Era

The Reagan Era Trivia

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Following his inauguration in 1980, Ronald Reagan redecorated the Oval Office by taking down the portrait of Democratic President Harry Truman and replacing it with a portrait of Republican Calvin Coolidge, who once declared that "The business of America is business."45

Ronald Reagan was the first divorced President of the United States.46

Although he was raised by a Christian fundamentalist mother and often incorporated religious themes into his public statements, Ronald Reagan rarely attended church in his adulthood.47

The number of Americans earning at least $1 million a year increased by more than eightfold during Ronald Reagan's presidency.48

Ronald and Nancy Reagan's first child (Patti Davis) was born fewer than nine months after their wedding night.49

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