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Transcript of Jimmy Carter
I was born October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia
My real name is James Earl"Jimmy"Carter Jr.
My siblings were Gloria, Ruth, and Billy and my parents were James Earl Carter Sr. and Lillian Carter. The Carters had been cotton farmers for generations, but my father was a peanut farmer and my mother was a nurse.
When I was ten I started to take the produce my father and family grew to market to sell. I saved to money until I was 13 and I bought five houses and rented them out to make money for my family. I graduated high school and was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy in 1943. Once I graduated in 1946 my girlfriend, Rosalynn, and I were married.
Life Before Presidency
I got out of the Navy in 1953. My father died and my wife and I were left the peanut farm. Our first year failed but we learned techniques and we became very successful. I was elected to the Georgia Senate then a few years after, the Governor of Georgia. I wanted to run for governer because I wanted change in segregation. I helped increase the number of African American staff members in Georgia's government by 25 percent while I was the governer.
Life as President
I was only elected into one term in office, I beat Gerald Ford in 1976. The main idea of my campaign was that I would never lie to the people for I was a Christian man and I knew that lying wasn't the way to get your way. When I was in office I helped solve many problems such as decreasing the amount we depend on foreign oils and helping solve problems between Egypt and Israel. Iran took 66 Americans hostage, I sent some helicopters on a rescue mission that failed but the hostages were released in once I was out of office.
Life after Presidency
I'm still alive today, my age is 90 I won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 and my award said "for decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development". I have an organization called the Carter Center and we work to eliminate disease such as river blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis by doing fundraisers and donating the funds to the National Ministries of Health in Latin America. I am happy to have done something help others in my lifetime and I'm hoping that the next generations also work for world peace.
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