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Jimmy Carter - 39th President
Transcript of Jimmy Carter - 39th President
Served January 20th, 1977 Early Life
and slightly beyond Born October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia
Grew up in the nearby city of Archery with his father (a businessman) and mother (a nurse)
Attended a public high school in Archery and later went to and graduated from Georgia Southwestern College
Received his B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946
After receiving his degree, Carter traveled to New York, attended Union College to study reactor technology and nuclear technology, and served as senior officer of the pre-commissioning crew of the Seawolf (2nd nuclear submarine) Carter's Presidency Carter's Accomplishments His elimination of the decades-old symbol of Yankee imperialism by signing a treaty that turned control of the Panama Canal over to Panama
Developing a "framework for peace" between Egypt & Israel at Camp David
His signing of the SALT II Treaty, which would later lead to the providing of secret assistance to anti-Soviet fighters in Afghanistan
Deregulation in energy, transportation, communications and finance
Environmental protection legislation (Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act) Carter's Struggles & Obstacles Carter's largest challenge was managing the economy, and although the economic problems proved to have an easy solution, his inexperience made them much more difficult
Stagflation was a large problem during Carter's presidency and his ways of coping with the issue drove firms out of business, hurt unionized workers and proved ineffective at reigniting economic growth
Shortly after stagflation peaked, the Iranian Revolution sprung to life, shortening oil supplies and forcing gas prices to jump again
Carter lectured Americans for their "crisis of the spirit" and dubbed energy conservation the "moral equivalent of war," which captured the nation's evaluation of Carter's teachings as ridiculous Struggles & Obstacles Continued After Carter ineffectively attempted to solve the complex economic problems and international challenges of the economy, his approval rate fell below 30%, due to the extraordinarily high inflation rate of 11%, failing industries, and long lines at gas pumps
Carter's grand finale for disapproval from the nation came in Iran, in which he matched the path of his predecessors relationship with Iran - overlook the crimes of Iran's CIA-trained secret police
This later led to a hostage crisis in which Iranian students seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 66 Americans hostages; this paralyzed Carter's presidency, in part because television newscasts displayed horrific images of the hostages and humiliated the President
Carter's fame was officially coming to an end Fun Facts/Bibliography Jimmy Carter was the first president born in a hospital
He only had one testicle
Collected bottles and arrowheads for fun
His first car was a 1948 Studebaker "Commander"
Played basketball at his high school
His favorite music included Bob Dylan, Allman Brothers, Paul Simon, and the Marshall Tucker Band
After taking a speed-reading course, he would read 3 to 4 books a week
His favorite food was a sirloin steak
America's History Book! December 12, 1974 - Carter announces his candidacy for president; he wins his party's nomination on the first ballot at the 1976 Democratic National Convention
November 2, 1976 - elected President of the U.S.
He made a promise to restore morality to the White House and to never lie to his voters
Although a Washington outsider, Carter played up his credentials and qualifications