The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each presidents term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Ronald Reagan, beginning with his childhood in Dixon, Illinois. Reagans education at Eureka College and early careers as a radio announcer, actor, and president of the Screen Actors Guild, are discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years are highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Reagans military service during World War II and his early career as governor of California. Finally, students will explore key events from President Reagans administration, including his assassination attempt, the Iran-Contra Scandal, the air traffic controller strike, and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.