Former President Reagan's First Inaugural Address
Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2004; 11:52 AM

On January 20, 1981 Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the nation's 40th president. During his inaugural address he said, "government is not the solution, it's the problem," and promised to reform the role of government in the lives of American citizens.

June 12, 1987: Standing beside the Berlin Wall, Former President Ronald Reagan delivered one of the most famous speeches of his presidency.
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June 6, 1984: Former President Ronald Reagan stood at the beaches of Normandy to honor the 40th anniversary of D-Day.
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January 11, 1989: Former President Ronald Reagan addressed the American public from the Oval Office for the last time.
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