Jimmy Carter

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James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and philanthropist who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.wikipedia
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Carter Center

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Since leaving the presidency, Carter has remained active in the private sector; in 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in co-founding the Carter Center.
The Carter Center is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

1976 United States presidential election

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In the general election, Carter ran as an outsider and narrowly defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford.
Democrat Jimmy Carter of Georgia defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford from Michigan.

1976 Democratic Party presidential primaries

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Despite being a dark-horse candidate who was little known outside of Georgia at the start of the campaign, Carter won the 1976 Democratic presidential nomination.
Former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1976 Democratic National Convention held from July 12 to July 15, 1976, in New York City.

Plains, Georgia

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Raised in Plains, Georgia, Carter graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1946 with a Bachelor of Science degree and joined the United States Navy, where he served on submarines.
Plains is known as the birthplace and home of Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States.

Energy policy of the United States

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He established a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology.
Several mandates have been proposed over the years, such as gasoline will never exceed $1.00/gallon (Nixon), and the United States will never again import as much oil as it did in 1977 (Carter), but no comprehensive long-term energy policy has been proposed, although there has been concern over this failure.

Gerald Ford

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In the general election, Carter ran as an outsider and narrowly defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford.
He narrowly lost the presidential election to the Democratic challenger, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.

1980 United States presidential election

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Carter lost the general election to Republican nominee Ronald Reagan in an electoral landslide.
Republican nominee Ronald Reagan defeated Democrat Jimmy Carter.

Carter Doctrine

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In response to the invasion, Carter escalated the Cold War when he ended détente, imposed a grain embargo against the Soviets, enunciated the Carter Doctrine, and led an 1980 Summer Olympics boycott in Moscow.
The Carter Doctrine was a policy proclaimed by President of the United States Jimmy Carter in his State of the Union Address on January 23, 1980, which stated that the United States would use military force, if necessary, to defend its national interests in the Persian Gulf.

United States Department of Education

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During Carter's term as president, two new cabinet-level departments, the Department of Energy and the Department of Education, were established.
It began operating on May 4, 1980, having been created after the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was split into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services by the Department of Education Organization Act, which President Jimmy Carter signed into law on October 17, 1979.

1970 Georgia gubernatorial election

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From 1963 to 1967, Carter served in the Georgia State Senate, and in 1970, he was elected as Governor of Georgia, defeating former Governor Carl Sanders in the Democratic primary on an anti-segregation platform advocating affirmative action for ethnic minorities.
It was marked by the election as Governor of Georgia of the relatively little-known former state Senator Jimmy Carter after a hard battle in the Democratic primary.

Ted Kennedy

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In 1980, Carter faced a challenge from Senator Ted Kennedy in the primaries, but he won re-nomination at the 1980 Democratic National Convention.
His only attempt, in the 1980 election, resulted in a Democratic primary campaign loss to the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter.

1980 Democratic National Convention

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In 1980, Carter faced a challenge from Senator Ted Kennedy in the primaries, but he won re-nomination at the 1980 Democratic National Convention.
The 1980 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale for reelection.

Ronald Reagan

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Carter lost the general election to Republican nominee Ronald Reagan in an electoral landslide.
Four years later in 1980, he won the nomination and then defeated the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter.

Democratic Party (United States)

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A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a Georgia State Senator from 1963 to 1967 and as the 76th Governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975.
Watergate offered the Democrats an opportunity to recoup and their nominee Jimmy Carter won the 1976 presidential election.

Christian right

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An evangelical Christian, Carter is credited with significantly moving the faith closer to the American mainstream; him advertising his devout Christian faith as a qualification on the campaign trail was unprecedented at the time and is seen as a significant event in the rise of the Christian right in America, even though they and Carter were political opponents.
In 1976, U.S. President Jimmy Carter received the support of the Christian right largely because of his much-acclaimed religious conversion.

Lillian Gordy Carter

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He was the eldest son of Bessie Lillian and James Earl Carter Sr. Carter is a descendant of English immigrant Thomas Carter, who settled in Virginia in 1635.
Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (August 15, 1898 – October 30, 1983) was the mother of former president of the United States Jimmy Carter.

Living presidents of the United States

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The earliest-serving of the five living U.S. presidents, Carter is the longest-lived president, the longest-retired president, the first to live forty years after their inauguration, and the first to reach the age of 95.
(Persons who served as acting president of the United States or as president of the Continental Congress are not included.) Currently, in addition to the incumbent, Donald Trump, there are four living former presidents: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

James Earl Carter Sr.

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He was the eldest son of Bessie Lillian and James Earl Carter Sr. Carter is a descendant of English immigrant Thomas Carter, who settled in Virginia in 1635.
He was the father of (former President of the United States) Jimmy Carter, Gloria Carter Spann, Ruth Carter Stapleton, and William Alton "Billy" Carter.

United States grain embargo against the Soviet Union

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In response to the invasion, Carter escalated the Cold War when he ended détente, imposed a grain embargo against the Soviets, enunciated the Carter Doctrine, and led an 1980 Summer Olympics boycott in Moscow.
The United States grain embargo against the Soviet Union was enacted by Jimmy Carter in January 1980 in response to the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.

Ruth Carter Stapleton

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They eventually had three more children: Gloria, Ruth, and Billy.
Ruth Carter Stapleton (August 7, 1929 – September 26, 1983) was a sister of Jimmy Carter and a Christian evangelist.

Richard Nixon

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Carter is also a descendant of Thomas Cornell, an ancestor of Cornell University's founder, and is distantly related to Richard Nixon and Bill Gates.
Through his mother, Nixon was a descendant of the early American settler Thomas Cornell, who was also an ancestor of Ezra Cornell, the founder of Cornell University, as well as of Jimmy Carter and Bill Gates.

Billy Carter

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They eventually had three more children: Gloria, Ruth, and Billy.
William Alton Carter (March 29, 1937 – September 25, 1988) was an American farmer, businessman, brewer, and politician, and the younger brother of U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Gloria Carter Spann

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They eventually had three more children: Gloria, Ruth, and Billy.
Spann was a sister of former President Jimmy Carter.

United States Atomic Energy Commission

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He was sent to the Naval Reactors Branch of the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, D.C. for three month temporary duty, while Rosalynn moved with their children to Schenectady, New York.
On August 4, 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed into law The Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, which created the Department of Energy.

Bibliography of Jimmy Carter

A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, And Powerover 30 booksThe Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer
He has written over 30 books ranging from political memoirs to poetry while continuing to actively comment on ongoing American and global affairs, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Books about and authored by Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981).