WHO/ An American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States between 1981 and 1989. Reagan was raised into a poor family, and after graduating he moved to Hollywood and starred in a few major productions, before turning his sights on politics. Reagan served as Governor of California between 1967 and 1975, and ran twice unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in both 1968 and 1976, and finally won the 1980 election.
WHEN/ February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004
WHERE/ Born in Tampico, Illinois, and would die in Bel Air, Los Angeles at the age of 94
INTERESTING FACT/ Reagan was the President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1947-1952, and again from 1959-1960, which was the labor union for both actors and actresses based in Hollywood.
WHO/ James Earl Carter Jr, an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States between 1977 and 1981. Carter was raised into a wealthy family of peanut farmers and after graduating in 1946 with a Bachelor of Science degree, he then joined the United States Navy until 1953 following the death of his father. Carter relocated back to his family farm and worked hard, this is where he became motivated to opposite the political climate of racial segregation and to support the growing civil rights movement. Carter became an activist within the Democratic Party, and served in the Georgia State Senate from 1963-1967 and later became the Georgia State Governor from 1971-1975. Although Carter was quite unknown outside Georgia, he won the 1976 Democratic presidential nomination and in the Presidential Election won against Republican President Gerald Ford.
WHEN/ October 1, 1924 (Currently 94)
WHERE/ Born in Plains, Georgia
INTERESTING FACT/ In his second day in office, President Carter pardoned all the Vietnam War draft evaders who were previously condemned for their actions, this reflected his stance on the Vietnam War and the pain and suffering it caused many families throughout the United States.
Ronald Reagan would win the 1980 Presidential Election comfortably against Jimmy Carter.