188 Facts About President Jimmy Carter


Since leaving office, President Jimmy Carter has remained engaged in political and social projects, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work.

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President Jimmy Carter inherited comparatively little, because of his father's forgiveness of debts and the division of the estate amongst himself and his siblings.

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From 1963 to 1967, President Jimmy Carter served in the Georgia State Senate, and in 1970 was elected as governor of Georgia, defeating former Governor Carl Sanders in the Democratic primary.

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On his second day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned all Vietnam War draft evaders by issuing Proclamation 4483.

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President Jimmy Carter created a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology.

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President Jimmy Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties, and the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.

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President Jimmy Carter is the only president to have served a full term in office and not have appointed a justice to the Supreme Court.

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In 1982, President Jimmy Carter established the President Jimmy Carter Center, aimed at promoting and expanding human rights.

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President Jimmy Carter has traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, monitor elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations.

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President Jimmy Carter is considered a key figure in the nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity.

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President Jimmy Carter has written over 30 books, ranging from political memoirs to poetry, while continuing to actively comment on ongoing American and global affairs, including the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

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At 98 years old, Carter is both the oldest living and longest-lived president, as well as the one with the longest post-presidency, and his 76-year-long marriage makes him the longest-married president.

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President Jimmy Carter is the third-oldest living person to have served as a state leader.

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President Jimmy Carter was the eldest son of Bessie Lillian and James Earl Carter Sr.

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President Jimmy Carter is a descendant of English immigrant Thomas President Jimmy Carter, who settled in Virginia in 1635.

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President Jimmy Carter's father was a successful local businessman, who ran a general store and was an investor in farmland.

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President Jimmy Carter got along well with both of his parents, despite his mother often being absent during his childhood due to working long hours.

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President Jimmy Carter was an enterprising teenager who was given his own acre of Earl's farmland, where he grew, packaged, and sold peanuts.

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President Jimmy Carter rented out a section of tenant housing that he had purchased.

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President Jimmy Carter attended Plains High School from 1937 to 1941, graduating from the eleventh grade, since the school did not have a twelfth grade.

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President Jimmy Carter was a diligent student with a fondness for reading.

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President Jimmy Carter's truancy was mentioned in a local newspaper, although it is not clear he would have otherwise been valedictorian.

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President Jimmy Carter had long dreamed of attending the US Naval Academy.

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President Jimmy Carter was a good student but was seen as reserved and quiet, in contrast to the academy's culture of aggressive hazing of freshmen.

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President Jimmy Carter was a sprint football player for the Navy Midshipmen.

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President Jimmy Carter graduated 60th out of 820 midshipmen in the class of 1946 with a Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned as an ensign.

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President Jimmy Carter was promoted to lieutenant junior grade in 1949, and his service aboard Pomfret included a simulated war patrol to the western Pacific and Chinese coast from January to March of that year.

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In 1952, Carter began an association with the Navy's fledgling nuclear submarine program, led then by Captain Hyman G Rickover.

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Rickover had high standards and demands for his men and machines, and President Jimmy Carter later said that, next to his parents, Rickover had the greatest influence on his life.

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President Jimmy Carter was sent to the Naval Reactors Branch of the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, DC for three month temporary duty, while Rosalynn moved with their children to Schenectady, New York.

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President Jimmy Carter was ordered to Chalk River to lead a US maintenance crew that joined other American and Canadian service personnel to assist in the shutdown of the reactor.

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In March 1953, President Jimmy Carter began nuclear power school, a six-month non-credit course covering nuclear power plant operation at the Union College in Schenectady.

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However, President Jimmy Carter's plans changed when his father died of pancreatic cancer two months before construction of Seawolf began, and President Jimmy Carter obtained a release from active duty so he could take over the family peanut business.

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President Jimmy Carter served in the inactive Navy Reserve until 1961, and left the service with the rank of lieutenant.

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President Jimmy Carter's awards included the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, China Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.

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Earl President Jimmy Carter died a relatively wealthy man, having recently been elected to the Georgia House of Representatives.

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President Jimmy Carter was knowledgeable in scientific and technological subjects, and he set out to expand the family's peanut-growing business.

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The transition from Navy to agri-businessman was difficult; his first-year harvest failed due to a drought, and President Jimmy Carter had to open several bank lines of credit to keep the farm afloat.

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President Jimmy Carter was in favor of racial tolerance and integration, but often kept those feelings to himself to avoid making enemies.

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In 1962, a state Senate seat was opened by the dissolution of Georgia's County Unit System; President Jimmy Carter announced his campaign for the seat 15 days before the election.

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Early counting of the ballots showed President Jimmy Carter trailing to his opponent Homer Moore, but this was the result of fraudulent voting orchestrated by Joe Hurst, the chairman of the Democratic Party in Quitman County.

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President Jimmy Carter challenged the election result, which was confirmed fraudulent in an investigation.

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President Jimmy Carter remained relatively quiet on the issue at first, even as it polarized much of the county, to avoid alienating his segregationist colleagues.

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President Jimmy Carter did speak up on a few divisive issues, giving speeches against literacy tests and against an amendment to the Georgia Constitution which, he felt, implied a compulsion to practice religion.

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President Jimmy Carter entered the state Democratic Executive Committee two years into office, where he helped rewrite the state party's rules.

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President Jimmy Carter became the chairman of the West Central Georgia Planning and Development Commission, which oversaw the disbursement of federal and state grants for projects such as historic site restoration.

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President Jimmy Carter was re-elected in 1964 to serve a second two-year term.

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In President Jimmy Carter's first run for the governor, he ran against liberal former Governor Ellis Arnall and the conservative segregationist Lester Maddox in the Democratic primary.

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President Jimmy Carter returned to his agriculture business, carefully planning his next campaign.

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President Jimmy Carter ran a more modern campaign, employing printed graphics and statistical analysis.

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President Jimmy Carter accused Sanders of corruption, but when pressed by the media, could come up with no evidence.

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President Jimmy Carter won the runoff election with 60 percent of the vote, and went on to easily win the general election against the Republican Hal Suit, a local news anchor.

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Once he was elected, President Jimmy Carter changed his tone, and began to speak against Georgia's racist politics.

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President Jimmy Carter was sworn in as the 76th governor of Georgia on January 12,1971.

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President Jimmy Carter was reluctant to engage with his fellow politicians, making him unpopular with the legislature.

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President Jimmy Carter expanded the governor's authority by introducing a reorganization plan submitted in January 1972.

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President Jimmy Carter ultimately merged about 300 state agencies into 22, although it is disputed that there were any overall cost savings from doing so.

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On July 8,1971, during an appearance in Columbus, Georgia, President Jimmy Carter stated his intent to establish a Georgia Human Rights Council that would work toward solving issues within the state ahead of any potential violence.

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On January 13,1972, President Jimmy Carter requested the state legislature to provide funding for an early childhood development program along with prison reform programs and $48 million in paid taxes for nearly all state employees.

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On March 1,1972, President Jimmy Carter stated a possible usage of a special session of the general assembly could take place if Justice Department opted to turn down any reapportionment plans by either the House or Senate.

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President Jimmy Carter pushed several reforms through the legislature—these provided equal state aid to schools in the wealthy and poor areas of Georgia, set up community centers for mentally handicapped children, and increased educational programs for convicts.

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President Jimmy Carter tried to keep his conservative allies on his side, however; President Jimmy Carter stated that he favored a constitutional amendment to ban busing for the purpose of expediting integration in schools on a televised joint appearance with the governor of Florida Reubin Askew on January 31,1973, and co-sponsored an anti-busing resolution with George Wallace at the 1971 National Governors Conference.

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President Jimmy Carter was ineligible to run for re-election, Carter looked toward a potential presidential run and engaged himself in national politics.

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President Jimmy Carter was named to several southern planning commissions and was a delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention, where the liberal US Senator George McGovern was the likely presidential nominee.

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President Jimmy Carter tried to ingratiate himself with the conservative and anti-McGovern voters.

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However, President Jimmy Carter was still fairly obscure at the time, and his attempt at triangulation failed; the 1972 Democratic ticket was McGovern and Senator Thomas Eagleton.

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President Jimmy Carter had decided to begin putting a presidential bid for 1976 together.

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President Jimmy Carter tried unsuccessfully to become chairman of the National Governors Association to boost his visibility.

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President Jimmy Carter became the front-runner early on by winning the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.

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President Jimmy Carter's strategy involved reaching a region before another candidate could extend influence there, travelling over 50,000 miles, visiting 37 states, and delivering over 200 speeches before any other candidate had entered the race.

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On July 15,1976, Carter chose US Senator for Minnesota Walter F Mondale as his running mate.

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President Jimmy Carter was interviewed by Robert Scheer of Playboy for the November 1976 issue, which hit the newsstands a couple of weeks before the election.

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President Jimmy Carter began the race with a sizable lead over Ford, who narrowed the gap during the campaign, but lost to President Jimmy Carter in a narrow defeat on November 2,1976.

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The following day, President Jimmy Carter conferred with congressional leaders, expressing that his meetings with cabinet members had been "very helpful" and saying Ford had requested he seek out his assistance if needing anything.

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On January 4,1977, President Jimmy Carter told reporters that he would free himself from potential conflicts of interest by leaving his peanut business in the hands of trustees.

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President Jimmy Carter attempted to calm various conflicts around the world, most visibly in the Middle East with the signing of the Camp David Accords; giving back the Panama Canal to Panama; and signing the SALT II nuclear arms reduction treaty with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.

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President Jimmy Carter encouraged energy conservation and installed solar water heating panels on the White House.

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President Jimmy Carter wore sweaters to offset turning down the heat in the White House.

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On January 12,1978, during a press conference, President Jimmy Carter said the continued discussions about his energy reform proposal had been "long and divisive and arduous" as well as hindering to national issues that needed to be addressed with the implementation of the law.

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On March 1,1979, President Jimmy Carter submitted a standby gasoline rationing plan per the request of Congress.

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On July 15,1979, President Jimmy Carter delivered a nationally televised address in which he identified what he believed to be a "crisis of confidence" among the American people, under the advisement of pollster Pat Caddell who believed Americans faced a crisis in confidence from events of the 1960s and 1970s prior to President Jimmy Carter's taking office.

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The speech's negative reception came from a view that President Jimmy Carter did not state efforts on his own part to address the energy crisis and was too reliant on Americans.

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In 1978, President Jimmy Carter declared a federal emergency in the neighborhood of Love Canal in the city of Niagara Falls, New York.

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President Jimmy Carter acknowledged that several more "Love Canals" existed across the country, and that discovering such hazardous dumpsites was "one of the grimmest discoveries of our modern era".

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President Jimmy Carter avoided phone calls from members of Congress and verbally insulted them.

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President Jimmy Carter's negativity led to frustration in passing legislation.

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President Jimmy Carter developed a bitter feeling following an unsuccessful attempt at having Congress enact the scrapping of several water projects, which he had requested during his first 100 days in office and received opposition from members of his party.

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President Jimmy Carter, thinking he had support from 74 Congressmen, issued a "hit list" of 19 projects that he claimed were "pork barrel" spending that he claimed would result in a veto on his part if included in any legislation.

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President Jimmy Carter found himself at odds with Congressional Democrats once more, with speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill finding it inappropriate for a president to pursue what had traditionally been the role of Congress.

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President Jimmy Carter was weakened by signing a bill that contained many of the "hit list" projects he intended to cancel.

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At the start of a news conference on July 25,1979, President Jimmy Carter called on believers in the future of the US and his proposed energy program to speak with Congress as it bore the responsibility to impose his proposals.

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President Jimmy Carter's presidency had a troubled economic history of two roughly equal periods.

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Thanks to the $30 billion economic stimulus legislation – like the Public Works Employment Act of 1977 – proposed by President Jimmy Carter and passed by Congress, real household median had grown by 5.

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In 1977, Carter appointed Alfred E Kahn to lead the Civil Aeronautics Board.

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President Jimmy Carter was part of a push for deregulation of the industry, supported by leading economists, leading think tanks in Washington, a civil society coalition advocating the reform, the head of the regulatory agency, Senate leadership, the Carter administration, and even some in the airline industry.

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President Jimmy Carter signed the Airline Deregulation Act into law on October 24,1978.

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In 1979, President Jimmy Carter deregulated the American beer industry by making it legal to sell malt, hops, and yeast to American home brewers for the first time since the effective 1920 beginning of prohibition in the United States.

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Early into his term, President Jimmy Carter collaborated with the congress to assist in fulfilling a campaign promise to create a cabinet level education department.

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President Jimmy Carter expanded the Head Start program with the addition of 43,000 children and families, while the percentage of nondefense dollars spent on education was doubled.

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President Jimmy Carter visited Nigeria from March 31 – April 3,1978, the trip being an attempt by the President Jimmy Carter administration to improve relations with the country.

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President Jimmy Carter reiterated interests in convening a peace conference on the subject of Rhodesia that would involve all parties and reported that the US was moving as it could.

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On May 16,1979, the Senate voted in favor of President Carter lifting economic sanctions against Rhodesia, the vote being seen by both Rhodesia and South Africa as a potentially fatal blow to both the joint diplomacy that the United States and Britain had pursued in the region for three years and the effort to reach a compromise between the Salisbury leaders and the guerrillas.

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President Jimmy Carter sought closer relations with the People's Republic of China, continuing the Nixon administration's drastic policy of rapprochement.

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In 1979, President Jimmy Carter extended formal diplomatic recognition to the PRC for the first time.

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In January 1980, President Jimmy Carter unilaterally revoked the Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty with the Republic of China, which had lost control of mainland China to the PRC in 1949, but retained control the island of Taiwan.

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From June 30 to July 1,1979, Carter held meetings with president of South Korea Park Chung-hee at the Blue House for a discussion on relations between the US and Korea as well as Carter's interest in preserving his policy of worldwide tension reduction.

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On November 15,1977, President Jimmy Carter pledged that his administration would continue positive relations between the US and Iran, calling its contemporary status "strong, stable and progressive".

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On February 8,1977, President Jimmy Carter stated he had urged the Soviet Union to align with the US in forming "a comprehensive test ban to stop all nuclear testing for at least an extended period of time", and that he was in favor of the Soviet Union ceasing deployment of the RSD-10 Pioneer.

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President Jimmy Carter was determined to respond harshly to what he considered a dangerous provocation.

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President Jimmy Carter made twelve international trips to twenty-five countries during his presidency.

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President Jimmy Carter's travel included trips to Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

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President Jimmy Carter made several trips to the Middle East to broker peace negotiations.

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President Jimmy Carter's visit to Iran from December 31,1977, to January 1,1978, took place less than a year before the overthrow of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

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Kennedy, despite winning key states such as California and New York, surprised his supporters by running a weak campaign, leading to President Jimmy Carter winning most of the primaries and securing renomination.

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President Jimmy Carter delivered a speech notable for its tribute to the late Hubert Humphrey, whom he initially called "Hubert Horatio Hornblower", and Kennedy made the infamous "The Dream Shall Never Die" speech, in which he criticized Reagan and gave President Jimmy Carter an unenthusiastic endorsement.

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President Jimmy Carter had to run against his own "stagflation"-ridden economy, while the hostage crisis in Iran dominated the news every week.

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President Jimmy Carter was attacked by conservatives for failing to "prevent Soviet gains" in less-developed countries, as pro-Soviet governments had taken power in countries including Angola, Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Afghanistan.

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President Jimmy Carter alienated liberal college students, who were expected to be his base, by re-instating registration for the military draft.

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Shortly after losing his re-election bid, Carter told the White House press corps of his intent to emulate the retirement of Harry S Truman and not use his subsequent public life to enrich himself.

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President Jimmy Carter went on to outline a treaty with Kim, which he announced to CNN without the consent of the Clinton administration to spur American action.

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In 2006, President Jimmy Carter stated his disagreements with the domestic and foreign policies of Israel while saying he was in favor of the country, extending his criticisms to Israel's policies in Lebanon, the West Bank, and Gaza.

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In July 2007, President Jimmy Carter joined Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, to announce his participation in The Elders, a group of independent global leaders who work together on peace and human rights issues.

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President Jimmy Carter began his first year out of office with a pledge not to critique the new Reagan administration, stating that it was "too early".

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President Jimmy Carter denounced many of Reagan's actions in the Middle East; in 1987, Carter insisted that he was incapable of preserving peace in the Middle East.

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President Jimmy Carter condemned the handling of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, the lack of efforts to rescue and retrieve four American businessmen from West Beirut in 1984, Reagan's support of the Strategic Defense Initiative in 1985, and his claim of an international conspiracy on terrorism.

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Bush, Carter expressed to fellow former president Ford that Reagan had experienced a media honeymoon, saying that he believed Reagan's immediate successor would be less fortunate.

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President Jimmy Carter had a mostly negative relationship with Bill Clinton; despite Clinton being the first Democrat elected in 12 years, President Jimmy Carter and his wife were snubbed from the inauguration ceremony.

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President Jimmy Carter criticised Clinton for the morality of his administration, particularly for the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the pardon of Marc Rich.

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In May 2007, President Jimmy Carter stated the Bush administration "has been the worst in history" in terms of its impact in foreign affairs, and later stated he was just comparing Bush's tenure to that of Richard Nixon.

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President Jimmy Carter's comments received a response from the Bush administration in the form of Tony Fratto saying President Jimmy Carter was increasing his irrelevance with his commentary.

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President Jimmy Carter foresaw unity at the 1988 Democratic National Convention, where he delivered an address.

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President Jimmy Carter spoke favorably of former Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton, and criticized Ross Perot, a Texas billionaire who was running as an independent.

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President Jimmy Carter voiced concerns of another voting mishap in the state of Florida.

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Amid the Democratic presidential primary in 2008, Carter was speculated to endorse Senator Barack Obama over his main primary rival Hillary Clinton amid his speaking favorably of the candidate, as well as remarks from the Carter family that showed their support for Obama.

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President Jimmy Carter warned Obama against selecting Clinton as his running mate.

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President Jimmy Carter delivered a videotape address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

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President Jimmy Carter lost the election, and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf.

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter delivered a recorded audio message endorsing Joe Biden for the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention.

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President Jimmy Carter criticized the Bush administration's handling of Hurricane Katrina, and built homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,.

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In 1982, President Jimmy Carter founded the President Jimmy Carter Center, a non-governmental and non-profit organization with the purpose of advancing human rights and alleviating human suffering, including helping improve the quality of life for people in more than 80 countries.

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President Jimmy Carter delivered eulogies at the funerals of Coretta Scott King, Gerald Ford, and Theodore Hesburgh.

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President Jimmy Carter continues to occasionally teach Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church.

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President Jimmy Carter teaches at Emory University in Atlanta, and in June 2019 was awarded tenure for 37 years of service.

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Early in his term as governor, President Jimmy Carter had strongly supported family planning programs including abortion in order to save the life of a woman, birth defects, or in other extreme circumstances.

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President Jimmy Carter had given private encouragement to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit, Doe v Bolton, filed against the state of Georgia to overturn its abortion laws.

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President Jimmy Carter was criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union for not doing enough to find alternatives.

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President Jimmy Carter has continued to speak out against the death penalty in the US and abroad.

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President Jimmy Carter took this action due to a doctrinal statement by the convention, adopted in June 2000, advocating for a literal interpretation of the Bible.

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On July 15,2009, President Jimmy Carter wrote an opinion piece about equality for women in which he stated that he chooses equality for women over the dictates of the leadership of what has been a lifetime religious commitment.

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President Jimmy Carter has publicly expressed support for both a ban on assault weapons and for background checks of gun buyers.

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President Jimmy Carter has stated that he supports same-sex marriage in civil ceremonies.

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In October 2014, President Jimmy Carter argued ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that legalization of same-sex marriage should be left up to the states and not mandated by federal law.

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Carter ignited debate in September 2009 when he stated: "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he is African-American".

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In 2005, President Jimmy Carter criticized the use of torture at Guantanamo Bay, demanding that it be closed.

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In 2013, Carter praised the Affordable Care Act, but criticized its implementation as "questionable at best".

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In 2017, President Jimmy Carter predicted that the US would eventually adopt a single-payer healthcare system.

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President Jimmy Carter's hobbies include painting, fly-fishing, woodworking, cycling, tennis, and skiing.

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President Jimmy Carter has an interest in poetry, particularly the works of Dylan Thomas.

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President Jimmy Carter was a personal friend of Elvis Presley, whom he and Rosalynn met on June 30,1973, before Presley was to perform onstage in Atlanta.

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The day after Presley's death, President Jimmy Carter issued a statement and explained how he had "changed the face of American popular culture".

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President Jimmy Carter filed a report with both the International UFO Bureau and the National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena, stating that he sighted an unidentified flying object in October 1969.

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In 1942, President Jimmy Carter became a deacon and teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.

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President Jimmy Carter had been greatly influenced by a sermon he had heard as a young man.

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President Jimmy Carter had three younger siblings, all of whom died of pancreatic cancer: sisters Gloria Spann and Ruth Stapleton, and brother Billy President Jimmy Carter.

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President Jimmy Carter was first cousin to politician Hugh Carter and a distant cousin to the Carter family of musicians.

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President Jimmy Carter is related to Motown founder Berry Gordy by way of their white great-grandfather James Thomas Gordy who had a relationship with a black female slave he owned.

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President Jimmy Carter married Rosalynn Smith on July 7,1946, in the Plains Methodist Church, the church of Rosalynn's family.

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President Jimmy Carter had asked to be designated as her parole officer, thus helping to enable her to work in the White House.

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Jack's son Jason President Jimmy Carter is a former Georgia state senator, and in 2014 was the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, losing to the Republican incumbent Nathan Deal.

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On December 20,2015, while teaching a Sunday school class, President Jimmy Carter announced that his 28-year-old grandson Jeremy President Jimmy Carter had died of unspecified causes.

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President Jimmy Carter's healthcare was managed by Emory Healthcare of Atlanta.

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President Jimmy Carter has an extensive family history of cancer, including both of his parents and all three of his siblings.

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On May 13,2019, President Jimmy Carter broke his hip during a fall at his Plains home and underwent surgery the same day at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.

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On October 21,2019, President Jimmy Carter was admitted to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center after suffering a minor pelvic fracture he obtained after falling again at home for the third time in 2019.

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President Jimmy Carter was able to resume teaching Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church on November 3,2019.

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On November 11,2019, President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding connected to his falls.

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On December 2,2019, President Jimmy Carter was readmitted to the hospital for a urinary tract infection, but was released on December 4.

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President Jimmy Carter became the oldest president ever to attend a presidential inauguration in 2017, at the age of 92, and the first to live to the 40th anniversary of his own.

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On October 1,2019, Carter became the first US president to live to the age of 95.

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President Jimmy Carter noted how difficult it felt to reach his 90s, the former president saying in an 2019 interview with People that he never expected to live as long as he has, claiming his secret to a long life is a good marriage.

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President Jimmy Carter has made arrangements to be buried in front of his home in Plains, Georgia.

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President Jimmy Carter noted in 2006 that a funeral in Washington, DC, with visitation at the Carter Center was planned as well.

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President Jimmy Carter was portrayed as pessimistic and indecisive in comparison to Reagan, who was known for his charm and delegation of tasks to subordinates.

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President Jimmy Carter has received numerous awards and accolades since his presidency, and several institutions and locations have been named in his honor.

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President Jimmy Carter won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, which was partially a response to President George W Bush's threats of war against Iraq and Carter's criticism of the Bush administration.

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President Jimmy Carter has been nominated nine times for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for audio recordings of his books, and has won three times—for Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis, A Full Life: Reflections at 90 and Faith: A Journey For All.

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President Jimmy Carter received the American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award in 1984.

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In 1991, President Jimmy Carter was made an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa at Kansas State University.

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