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James Earl “Jimmy” Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center in 2002.
Democrat who was raised in rural Georgia. Originally a peanut farmer who served two terms as a Georgia State Senator from 1963 to 1967. And one as the Governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. Elected President in 1976. Defeating President Gerald Ford in a very close election. The Electoral College margin of 57 votes was the closest at that time since 1916.
On his second day in office. Carter pardoned all evaders of the Vietnam War drafts. During Carter’s term as President. New cabinet-level offices, the Department of Energy and the Department of Education, were established. Additionally, He set a national energy policy that included protection. In fact Price control and new technology. In foreign affairs. Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties. Furthermore, The second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II), and the return of the Panama Canal Zone to Panama.
The end of his official tenure was marked by the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis. Then 1979 energy crisis, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the Soviet attack of Afghanistan. The Cold War led the global boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. By 1980, Carter’s reputation had eroded such that. Running for re-election that year. Challenged by Senator Ted Kennedy in the Democratic Party’s primaries for the presidential appointment. In brief, Marking the most recent Democratic primary in which faced serious opposition. Of course, Carter won 1980 with 51.13% of the vote.