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Tear Down These Walls

Photograph of the U.S. President Reagan giving a speech at the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Federal Republic of Germany. June 12, 1987.

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Though the 1980s were known for its 'greed is good' mantra, the decade also saw its fair share of literal and cultural walls brought down, as Americans united on political, racial and health issues.