A Change of Direction: Reagan Starts to Make His Aims Known

In word and deed, Reagan starts to make his aims known

In his first full week as President, Ronald Reagan made a determined effort to set the agenda and the tone for his next four years. At the President's initial press conference and in other words and deeds, some symbolic and some concrete, he made it pla—in that he has strategies for foreign as well as domestic policy, that he has a team he thinks can carry them out and that he will not be deterred by criticism.

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