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Reagan at the Berlin Wall


On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan gave an historic speech to the people of Berlin. It was here that Reagan spoke the famous phrase: "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

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Reagan at the Berlin Wall (Berlin, 12 June 1987), Ronald Reagan Library, Photographs, Reagan Library (accessed January 29, 2008).

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Reagan Library, "Reagan at the Berlin Wall," Making the History of 1989, Item #553, (accessed May 28 2021, 3:23 pm).