The Legacy of Ronald Reagan Although he is dead now his legacy lives on. What are your thoughts on his role in history. He has been honored by many here in America as being a savior, a hero, a true American. Can he be rightfully credited for the downfall of the Soviet Bloc? The economic recovery of our nation? The return of morality? Bringing America back? What is his legacy in your eyes? How has he changed this country for good or bad?