Central America, 1981–1993

The following is article is part of the United States Department of State's "Milestones in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations" series. It is reproduced here under the public domain. Following his electoral victory in November 1980, President Ronald Reagan amplified the concerns expressed by President Carter and Congress about foreign support of Central American leftist guerrilla … Continue reading Central America, 1981–1993

December 16, 1988: Speech on Foreign Policy

President Ronald Reagan delivered the following speech on December 16, 1988. https://youtu.be/Xxq5NegDhjk Well, thank you very much for that warm welcome. Governor Baliles, Congressman Slaughter, and my very special thanks, too, to Senator Warner and President O'Neil for suggesting this invitation. And you know, as President, I have certain privileges. So, I checked with President … Continue reading December 16, 1988: Speech on Foreign Policy

March 4, 1987: Address to the Nation on Iran-Contra

President Ronald Reagan delivered the following speech on March 4, 1987. Source: National Archives. https://youtu.be/j2Ic4_EaC0s My fellow Americans: I've spoken to you from this historic office on many occasions and about many things. The power of the Presidency is often thought to reside within this Oval Office. Yet it doesn't rest here; it rests in … Continue reading March 4, 1987: Address to the Nation on Iran-Contra

September 22, 1981: Executive Order 12323 — Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba

President Ronald Reagan issued Executive Order 12323 on September 22, 1981, which established a commission tasked with broadcasting "accurate information about Cuba" to the Communist nation. By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. … Continue reading September 22, 1981: Executive Order 12323 — Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba

July 10, 1981: Statement on Signing a Bill To Approve a Constitution for the United States Virgin Islands

President Ronald Reagan issued the following statement on July 10, 1981, after signing H.J. Res. 238. I take great pleasure in signing into law House Joint Resolution 238, an act to ``approve a Constitution for the United States Virgin Islands.'' There have been many important moments in the history of Virgin Islands self-government since the … Continue reading July 10, 1981: Statement on Signing a Bill To Approve a Constitution for the United States Virgin Islands