36 YEARS AGO TODAY, RONALD REAGAN WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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To many of us it feels like yesterday.

To some, it happened before they were born.
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But on this day, November 4th, 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected President in one of the most sweeping landslides in American history (until the even more sweeping election in 1984).

Even California voted for the Republican who promised to make it ‘morning again in America’.

And so began the ‘Reagan Revolution’, the day Americans started believing in themselves again after the malaise of the 1970s.

 

Photo credits: Featured photo, Ronald Wilson Reagan Presidential Library
Electoral Map, 1980, Wikipedia

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