Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) and was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office. Before he became President, Carter, a Democrat, served as a U.S. Naval officer, was a peanut farmer, served two terms as a Georgia State Senator and one as Governor of Georgia (1971–1975).

During Carter's term as President, he created two new cabinet-level departments: the Department of Energy and the Department of Education. He established a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology. In foreign affairs, Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties, the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II), and returned the Panama Canal Zone to Panama. He took office during a period of international stagflation, which persisted throughout his term. The end of his presidential tenure was marked by the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow (the only U.S. boycott in Olympic history), and the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state.

By 1980, Carter's popularity had eroded. He survived a primary challenge against Ted Kennedy for the Democratic Party nomination in the 1980 election, but lost the election to Ronald Reagan, the Republican candidate. On January 20, 1981, minutes after Carter's term in office ended, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Iran were released, ending the 444-day Iran hostage crisis.

After leaving office, Carter and his wife Rosalynn founded the Carter Center in 1982, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization that works to advance human rights. He has traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, observe elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations. Carter is a key figure in the Habitat for Humanity project, and also remains particularly vocal on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

Read more about Jimmy Carter:  Early Life and Education, Marriage and Family, Career, Governor of Georgia, 1976 Presidential Campaign, Presidency, 1980 Presidential Campaign, Post-Presidency

Other articles related to "jimmy carter, carter, jimmy":

Books By Jimmy Carter
... Books authored by Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) ... Carter, Jimmy (1977) ... Carter, Jimmy (1977) ...
Carter Family Of Virginia - Notable Surnames - J
... James, Jim, or Jimmy Carter (disambiguation) James Carter (born 1969), American jazz musician James G ... Carter (1795–1849), American politician, "Father of the American Normal School" Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (born 1924), 39th President of the United ... John Carter (contemporary), American politician, representative from Texas John Carter (1928–1991), American jazz musician John Carter (born 1950) New Zealand politician, member of ...
List Of United States Political Families (C) - The Carters of Georgia
... James Earl Carter, Sr ... Father of Jimmy Carter ... Hugh Carter (1920–1999), Georgia State Senator, 1967-1981 ...
Jimmy Carter - Post-Presidency - Funeral and Burial Plans
... Carter intends to be buried in front of his home in Plains, Georgia ... Both President Carter and his wife Rosalynn were born in Plains ... Carter also noted that a funeral in Washington, D.C ...
List Of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Minor Characters - Q - Queeg
... Coleman, is a re-programmed T-888 who commands USS Jimmy Carter under John Connor's Resistance ... on that of the Kraken and subsequently driving the Jimmy Carter merely 27 centimeters above crush depth, therefore leading the Kraken to assume that it destroyed the Carter judging by the impact of the ... In "The Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter", he quells a riot against his and Flores' authority by summarilly executing Lieutenant Dietz for mutiny ...

Famous quotes by jimmy carter:

    I began to expand my personal service in the church, and to search more diligently for a closer relationship with God among my different business, professional and political interests.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    All of us recognize the great benefits to our own nation and to the world of a strong and progressive Iran. Your support of the Camp David accords and your encouragement of the leaders who are or may be involved in consummating the peace effort would be very valuable.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    Our system of government, in spite of Vietnam, Cambodia, CIA, Watergate, is still the best system of government on earth. And the greatest resource of all are the 215 million Americans who still have within us the strength, the character, the intelligence, the experience, the patriotism, the idealism, the compassion, the sense of brotherhood on which we can rely in the future to restore the greatness to our country.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. This is something God recognizes I will do—and I have done it—and God forgives me for it.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    This is one of the worst speeches I’ve ever seen. No one will listen except the Mobil P.R. man. List what we want to say M arrange items in order of priority M then say them plainly and bluntly.... Hit hard and early. Don’t apologize or evade tough issues.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)