Jimmy Carterby Deborah Kent
Jimmy Carter gave up a promising navy career after his father's death to manage his family's farm in Georgia. In 1970 he was
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Jimmy Carter gave up a promising navy career after his father's death to manage his family's farm in Georgia. In 1970 he was elected governor of Georgia, and in 1976 he was elected president. Devoted to world peace, Carter's greatest accomplishment was mediating a landmark peace agreement between Israel and Egypt. At home, he struggled with high unemployment and high inflation. In 1977, when revolutionaries in Iran took U.S. embassy workers hostage, Carter failed in efforts to rescue the hostages and was seen as a weak president. In 1980 he lost re-election to Republican Ronald Reagan. After leaving office, Carter monitored elections around the world, served as a mediator, and personally helped build homes for poor families in the United States and overseas. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifelong efforts to find peaceful solutions to world problems.
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Name: James Earl Carter, Jr.; Date of birth: 1 October 1924; Birth place: Plains, Georgia, in the village of Archery, 160 miles from Atlanta, Georgia; Parents names: Earl and Lillian Gordy Carter; Siblings: Three, two sisters and one brother; Nickname: given to him by his dad Earl, "Hot shot"; and Jimmy's childhood was during the segregation era of the U.S.A. Do you know what FFA stands for? You'll find out when you read "Jimmy Carter" the biography. Based on Jimmy Carter's letters to and from his Uncle Tom Jimmy wanted to do what with his life? What happened in Jimmy's life in September 1941? And what did he do one year later? What happened to Jimmy at age 18? When did Jimmy Carter get married? And what was the name of his bride? These and other interesting facts about James Earl Carter, Jr. are in this biography. * A great way to learn about the life of Jimmy Carter and other presidents of the U.S.A. is available through this Encyclopedia of the Presidents. *Very easy-to-read and easy-to-comprehend style of writing to allow youth a way to be educated about the Presidents of the United States of America.