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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Ronald Reagan, Fortieth President
President Reagan waves farewell after campaigning.,  David Hume Kennerly, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: David Hume Kennerly, 1982
President Reagan waves farewell after campaigning for a congressman in Billings, Montana. During his time in office, Reagan worked skillfully with Congress to pass legislation to control inflation, stimulate economic growth, create jobs and strengthen defense.
Read this photograph:
Identify and explain the importance of the symbols in the photo. What does Reagan's demeanor here say about his presidency?
 
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CIA director George H.W. Bush and former California governor Ronald Reagan dine together before a debate.President Reagan watches the evening news with his wife, Nancy, and greets her with a kiss in Knoxville, Tennessee. Reagan strolls with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
President Reagan waves farewell after campaigning.Queen Elizabeth gets a hearty laugh from President Reagan.President Reagan in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea
First Lady Nancy Reagan waves to her husband, who appears on a large video screen.President Reagan makes a speech at a rally.President Reagan holds up a pair of cowboy boots while campaigning.
President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary GorbachevThe Reagans give reassuring waves from Bethesda Naval Hospital.President Reagan waves to a crowd.
President and Nancy Reagan at the Challenger memorial servicePresident Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev leave their second summit meeting.Ronald Reagan looks back into the Oval Office one last time.

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