|40th President of the United States|
January 20, 1981 - January 20, 1989
George H.W. Bush
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004) was an American politician who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. He is widely emphasized in the show The Americans due to his renown anti-Soviet diplomacy. He is notable for his "Evil Empire" speech where he derided the U.S.S.R. as the "Focus of evil in the modern world", this and the deployment Pershing ballistic missiles to West Germany caused widespread alarm in the Soviet Union.
He also initiated a broad step forward in comprehensive nuclear defence with the "Star Wars" program which was announced publicly in March 1983, this is also referenced in the Americans with both Elizabeth and Philip tasked with the gathering of design materials vital for keeping the increasingly precarious nuclear parity in status quo.