The Presidents of the USA

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Jimmy Carter
1977-1981


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R R R R R
James Earl Carter, Jr.
 

birthplace

Plains, GA

birthday

October 1

Life

1924-

age

OFC:52

party

Democratic

presidency highlights

Energy crisis — Iran hostage crisis

nickname:

The Peanut Farmer

vice-president:

Walter Mondale
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previous office

Governor of Georgia

key background fact:

Peanut Farmer, Governor of Georgia

occupation

Navy Officer, Peanut Farmer

military service

Lieutenant - U.S. Navy (Naval Reserve)

children

4:   3 boys  1 girl

wife:

Rosalynn Smith (1946)

height

5' 9.5'' / 1.77 m

higher education

US Naval Academy

religion

Baptist

 

quote

"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America"

actions & events

  •  Pardoned Vietnam War draft evaders
  •  Energy Department
  •  Boycott of 1980 Olympics

economy

  • 1979 Beer market deregulation
  • 1978 Airline deregulation Act
  •  Energy Crisis

foreign affairs

  • 1979 Camp-David Accords between Israel and Egypt
  •  Panama Canal Zone back to Panama
  • 1979-81 Iran Hostage Crisis

military activity

    unique facts

    • The longest post-presidency period. 34 years and counting.
    • The only to be awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize after the Presidency

    interesting

    Insisted on being called "Jimmy" not "James."
    His daughter had a tree house built on the White House ground.

    military activity


      Legacy

      Intelligent and hardworking but a DC outsider.He pursued foreign policy with emphasis on human rights and peace. He lost a 2nd term because of the Panama Canal Treaty, the prolonged Iran hostage crisis and the stagnant economy.

      Hostages in Tehran

      Hostages in Tehran