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  • Introduction
  • Personal Background
  • Famous Quote
  • Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy...
  • James E. Carter Jr. is the 39th president of the United States. His nickname is Jimmy. He served one presidential term, January 20, 1977- January 20, 1981. Carter's political party is Democrat. He got 297 electoral votes in 1976 and 49 in 1980.
  • Domestic Issues
  •  In 1946, Carter graduated from U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Before his presidency he was  a soldier, farmer, public official, professor, and warehouseman. Carter's father owned a peanut farm in Plains, Georgia.
  • Foreign Issues
  • "Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy." Jimmy Carter firmly believed that if the United States set a good example, other countries would follow our lead.
  • Fun  Facts
  • Jimmy Carter sought to run the country in a very informal way compared to past presidents. He addressed the nation in a cardigan sweater and tried to retain his moral values from his deep religious faith. He promised to never lie to the American people. 
  • In 1979, Islamic student militants seized 66 American and held them hostage, demanding the Shah's return to stand trial. Carter approved a secret military mission to free the hostages. But 3 of the 8 helicopters carrying the assault force developed mechanical problems.  One crashed killing 8 soldiers.  The failure of the mission doomed Carter politically. 
  • 1. Carter was the first president to be born in a hospital.  2. In 2002, Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 3. Carter was the first president to serve a full term and not nominate a supreme court justice.
  • Nobel Peace Prize
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