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  Jimmy Carter - MSN Encarta
Carter had served one term as governor of Georgia and was considered an outsider to traditional party politics.
Carter won his first elective office, a seat on the local school board, in 1960, and two years later he moved up to the state senate after proving that his opponent in the Democratic primary had broken voting laws.
Carter accused Sanders of being a “Humphrey Democrat.” He was referring to former vice president Hubert H. Humphrey, a Democrat from Minnesota who supported such liberal causes as civil rights for fls, an unpopular cause among many whites, especially in the South.
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 Jimmy Carter - Conservapedia
Carter is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and served in the Navy from 1946 through 1953, rising to the rank of Lieutenant.
Carter's response to Soviet aggression against Afghanistan was to single out American farmers who suffered terribly when he terminated the Russian Wheat Deal, a keystone Nixon Detente initiative to establish trade with USSR and lessen Cold War tensions.
Jimmy Carter is a liar, Alan Dershowitz, Jerusalem Post, March 13 2007.
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 Jimmy Carter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jimmy Carter, the first president born in a hospital, was the oldest of four children of James Earl and Lillian Carter.
Although the Carter team had successfully negotiated with the hostage takers for release of the hostages, an agreement trusting the hostage takers to abide by their word was not signed until January 19, 1981, after the election of Ronald Reagan.
In 1994, Carter went to North Korea at the behest of President Clinton during a period of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula that were caused by North Korea's expulsion of investigators from the International Atomic Energy Agency and that country's threat to begin processing spent nuclear fuel.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Jimmy Carter (b. 1924)
Jimmy Carter's journey to the nation's highest office began in the small Sumter County town of Plains.
Carter also initiated significant new mental health programs and took a variety of actions, both substantive and symbolic, to promote civil rights and equal opportunity for women and minorities.
In 1999 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, along with the Carter Center, received the inaugural Delta Prize for Global Understanding, an award administered by the University of Georgia.
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 American Experience | Jimmy Carter | People & Events
His father, Earl Carter, was a successful farmer, and the unquestioned authority to his children and the sharecropping laborers who worked his land.
But Carter's ambition soon surfaced again, and on his 38th birthday in 1962 he announced to a surprised Rosalynn that he planned to run for a seat in the state senate, a position Earl Carter had held briefly before his death.
Carter also ran a tough populist campaign against the liberal, urbane Sanders, whom he called "Cufflinks Carl." "He wanted to appeal to the large middle class, blue collar type, predominantly white, and most of these people are going to be segregationists," says historian E. Stanly Godbold.
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 Biography of Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter aspired to make Government "competent and compassionate," responsive to the American people and their expectations.
Carter announced his candidacy for President in December 1974 and began a two-year campaign that gradually gained momentum.
Carter worked hard to combat the continuing economic woes of inflation and unemployment.
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 USA-Presidents.Info - Jimmy Carter
Carter was born in the town of Plains, Georgia, the first president born in a hospital.
Carter served as governor of the state of Georgia from 1971 to 1975 but failed in his re-election bid, having alienated both the voters and the state legislature through what has been described as an imperial style of governing.
Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.
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 Biography of Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born October 1, 1924, in the small farming town of Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery.
The permanent facilities of The Carter Presidential Center were dedicated in October, 1986, and include the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter volunteer one week a year for Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps needy people in the United States and in other countries renovate and build homes for themselves.
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 AllRefer.com - Jimmy Carter (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Carter served in the navy, where he worked with Admiral Hyman G. Rickover in developing the nuclear submarine program.
As governor, Carter proclaimed that the time had come to end racial discrimination and formed alliances with such civil-rights leaders as Andrew Young.
In the last year of his administration, Carter's foreign policy was overshadowed by the Iran hostage crisis, in which Iranian students invaded the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 55 hostages.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Jimmy Carter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
James Earl and Bessie Lillian Carter’s eldest son was named after his father, but throughout his adult life he represented himself as a man of the people, taking his oaths of office as Governor of Georgia, then as President, as “Jimmy Carter” to the chagrin of many American traditionalists.
As a naval officer, Carter served in the submarine fleet, by 1951 as a senior officer.
By this time, the Carter family was enriched by three sons (their only daughter, born much later, was a child during the White House years), but Carter’s father died in 1953, and Jimmy Carter ended his naval career to return to Georgia where he took over the family business.
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 Jimmy Carter Biography -- Academy of Achievement
Jimmy Carter was educated in the Plains public schools, and studied at Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology before entering the United States Naval Academy.
Carter entered the Democratic primary for the Georgia State Senate in 1962 as a moderate, seeking to counter the influence of the state's strong segregationist faction.
To an electorate disenchanted with the established leadership of both parties in Washington, Jimmy Carter promised "a government as good and as competent and as compassionate as are the American people." With his serene optimism, unpretentious manner and engaging smile, Carter began to capture the public's imagination.
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 Jimmy Carter vs. Jimmy Carter - The Boston Globe
Some of the fury Carter has provoked is so overwrought that it appears to confirm his own overstated contention that any criticism of Israel is treated like heresy by the mainstream media.
Carter himself describes "a system of apartheid" not as the inalterable essence of the status quo but as one of three options that confront Israel.
Carter is an orthodox peacenik posing as a heretic.
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 Jimmy Carter - Biography of the 39th President of the United States
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born Oct. 1, 1924, in the small farming town of Plains, Ga., and grew up in the nearby community of Archery.
Jimmy Carter served as president from Jan. 20, 1977, to Jan. 20, 1981.
Donnel Jeffrey (Jeff) Carter, born Aug. 18, 1952, New London, Conn. He is married to Annette Jene Davis of Arlington, Ga. Their children are: Joshua Jeffrey Carter, born May 8, 1984, Jeremy Davis Carter, born June 25, 1987, and James Carlton Carter, born April 24, 1991.
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 Jimmy Carter — Infoplease.com
Jimmy Carter, - Jimmy Carter, former president, won the Nobel Peace Prize in October.
Jimmy Carter man of his words: America's thirty-ninth president figured out what it takes to be a farmer, a businessman, a naval officer,......
Jimmy Carter: the re-emergence of faith-based politics and the abortion rights issue.
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 James Earl Carter, Jr. — Infoplease.com
Carter's mother, Lillian Gordy, was a matriarchal presence in home and community and opposed the then-prevailing code of racial inequality.
Carter was elected to the Georgia Senate in 1962.
Jimmy Carter - Carter, Jimmy Carter, Jimmy (James Earl Carter, Jr.), 1924–, 39th President of the United...
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 Jay Nordlinger on Jimmy Carter on National Review Online
Carter’s op-ed piece for the New York Times last month — April 21 — was a nasty piece of work, an apologia for Arafat (despite a pro forma and unconvincing attempt at “balance”) and a mendacious attack on Sharon and Israel.
Carter also forgets the annoying little detail that Israel is a democracy, and that the people of that country democratically elected Sharon their prime minister.
Carter said that “ill-informed commentators in both countries have cast the other side as a villain and have even forecast inevitable confrontation between the two nations.”; You see the exquisite moral equivalence between a giant and repressive Communist state and the American republic.
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 Amazon.com: Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid: Jimmy Carter: Books
The crowning achievement of Jimmy Carter's presidency was the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt, and he has continued his public and private diplomacy ever since, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his decades of work for peace, human rights, and international development.
Carter's book provides a fine overview for those unfamiliar with the history of the conflict and lays out an internationally accepted blueprint for peace.
But Carter feels strongly that what he has to say is absent from public discourse and policy decisions, and he knows that his status and voice provide authority to what might otherwise be rejected out of hand as anti-Israeli propaganda.
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 Jimmy Carter and Habitat for Humanity -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l
As president of the United States, Jimmy Carter was deeply committed to social justice and basic human rights.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's involvement with Habitat for Humanity International began in 1984 when the former president led a work group to New York City to help renovate a six-story building with 19 families in need of decent, affordable shelter.
Each year, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter give a week of their time—along with their construction skills—to build homes and raise awareness of the critical need for affordable housing.
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 Jimmy Carter News - The New York Times
Carter's, homespun style and vows of honesty struck a chord with voters after Watergate, and he defeated the incumbent, Gerald R. Ford, for the presidency in 1976.
Carter for runaway inflation; this, combined with the Iran hostage crisis, led to his landslide defeat in the 1980 election.
Carter, a member Habitat for Humanity's international board of directors, said that he had become involved in the project as a way of showing that ''the average citizen can do something'' about the nation's housing problem.
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 Jimmy Carter: Israel must talk to everyone - Haaretz - Israel News
According to Carter, peace cannot be achieved without talking to all the relevant people, and he will use the meeting to promote efforts to release Gilad Shalit and to uncover the fate of soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser.
Carter also said no one from the U.S. State Department had tried to dissuade him from holding the meetings, and that they were aware of his schedule.
Carter said he understood the pressures on the presidential candidates to release statements critical of his meetings with Hamas.
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 Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
Rosalynn Carter: First Lady From Plains, Georgia, documents the life of a small-town girl from rural southwest Georgia who grows up to inspire a nation and command the attention of the world as the First Lady who saw her role as a bona fide professional job.
The Carter Presidential Library and Museum is filled with documents, photographs and other media used by researchers to study the different aspects of the Carter administration.
Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his "decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solution to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development."
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