President Ronald Reagan
President Ronald Reagan came from humble beginnings with political views that led him to Office of Governor of California in 1967.
In 1976, Governor Reagan ran against President Gerald Ford for the United States Presidency which led to concession on his part. That changed in 1980 when Ronald Reagan ran against President Jimmy Carter. Leading the campaign with the slogan, “I believe in states’ rights.’ Ronald Regan won the election, carrying 44 states. His Presidency brought about many positive changes, including the end of the Cold War.
President Winston Churchill
Regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the twentieth century is Sir Winston Churchill. British, born to an aristocratic family, Sir Winston Churchill was the only British Prime Minister to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and was the first to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
‘I Have a Dream’ are the words that echoed from civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King on August 28, 1963.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he became ordained in his last semester of college. Dr. King rose to national prominence after the arrest of Rosa Parks. Years later, the Birmingham Campaign found Dr. King imprisoned, in solitary confinement. After release, his massive civil rights plight grew in volume. In 1964, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize leading to the Passage of the Civil Rights Act. The man who changed many lives and believed in a United America was shot dead April 4, 1968.
Margaret Thatcher was a hard to understand, controversial figure who was the first and only female Prime Minister of England. The daughter of a grocer, her social ambition and strong will led her to power in a world dominated by men.
In 1991, this iconic figure was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her legacy lives on.
Considered the founder of the Indian Independence movement against British rule, Mohandas Gandhi spent much time in South Africa working to fight Indian discrimination.
Over time he learned to live a simple, frugal life and was referred to as a good soul. His doctrine of non-violent protest to achieve political and social progress has been highly influential.