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Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004) To Carlos J Moorhead

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09613.01.06 Author/Creator: Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 2 July 1983 Pagination: 2 p. ; 26.6 x 17.8 cm.

Summary of Content: A letter from President Reagan to Moorhead concerning the Skelton-Edwards-Ray-Chandler amendment. He states that the amendment is necessary to counter the actions of the socialist Sandinista government. The goal of this amendment was to provide "the assistance necessary to rekindle the hope for democracy in Nicaragua and stability in Central America. It also demonstrates the resolve to resist the expansion of Soviet influence on the American mainland." he says without this bill people in the future may be forced to make a worse decision. The letter also mentions other issues in Central America and democracy. Mentioning El Salvador and the U.S. assistance that was given. This letter is on White House stationary.

People: Moorhead, Carlos J., 1922-2011
Reagan, Ronald, 1911-2004

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Cold WarCongressForeign AffairsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyHouse of RepresentativesInternational RelationsLegislative BodiesPresidentCentral AmericaCommunism

Sub Era: Facing the New Millennium

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