"Who Was Ronald Reagan?" by Joyce Milton November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"They had gotten trapped in the sluice gate of the dam." (p. 4)

Based upon the context clues, the word "sluice gate" is a pipe that is good at conducting water.

"Jack Reagan was an Irish American and a catholic." (p. 13)

Based upon the context clues, the word "Catholic" means a person of a Christian body or church.

"A constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of alcohol took effect in 1920." (p. 16)

Based upon the context clues, the word "amendment" means to add or make to a law, movement, or a bill.

"to help pay for room and board, he washed dishes in his fraternity house." (p. 24)

Based upon the context clues, the word "fraternity" means a place with only boys.

"In Reagan's big scene, his character wakes up after an operation to find that a scheming doctor has amputated on both of his legs for no reason." (p. 43)

Based upon the context clues, the word "scheming" means to make an evil plan.

"Now World War II was over and the Soviet Union, a Communist country, was America's number one enemy." (p. 47)

Based upon the context clues, the word "communist" means it is a person in part of the communist party.

"He became an emcee at the Last Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas,telling jokes and introducing the main acts." (p. 55)

Based upon the context clues, the word "emcee" means a pro at a hobby or sport.

"Dozens of his Hollywood friends showed up for his inauguration." (p. 69)

Based upon the context clues, the word "inauguration" means an act or ceremony.

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