A facist president in the 80's who fucked over the whole country. His arrogance towards the minorities and the youth, spawned youth movements all over the country. He was known for Reaganomics, which is a drip down effect, which was that the rich people get richer, the poor get poorer, and the country fails financialy. The punk movement in America was at its prime durring the Reagan years, he stood as the ultimate enemy for any angry youth in the culture. After Reagan resigned, the hardcore movement in America pretty much dies. Which is why all that shit like emo came out, because there was nothing to get mad at anymore, so they just cried about stupid shit, like girls. George Bush is now putting the country in an even worse state than Reagan did. Hopefully something good will come out of this. Another punk movement. The rise of a new age of hardcore in America.
Reagan sucked, but because of him a culture was created that fought the system, and gave the youth the insentive to speak up for themselves.