As far as his effectiveness as a President of the United States it is widely felt that he has accomplished more in his time since he was President than actually during his term as President.
Jimmy Carter Fact Sheet: Who was Jimmy Carter? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Jimmy Carter.
Jimmy Carter Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1924- present *** Full Name: Jimmy Carter *** Occupation: Naval Officer, Farmer, Politician, Author and 39th President of the United States of America *** Date of Birth: Jimmy Carter was born on October 1st 1924 *** Place of Birth: Jimmy Carter was born in the Wise Sanatorium in Plains, Georgia, America *** Family background: His father was James Earl Carter, Sr. and his mother was Bessie Lillian Gordy. His father ran a successful local general store and was a businessman investing in farmland while his mother had been nurse at the hospital where he was born. He could trace his descendants back to Thomas Carter and Englishman who had travelled to Virginia in 1635 *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with three more siblings, Gloria, Ruth and Billy. During his very early years the family moved a number of times *** Education: Jimmy Carter attended the Plains High School ***
Jimmy Carter Fact 1: Jimmy Carter was born on October 1st 1924 and during the 20th century period in history when there were world changing events happening including the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War.
Jimmy Carter Fact 8: It was during 1953 that his father died which meant he inherited the family business. Although joining the navy had been dream it was one that he now found restricting and decided to resign, he was honorably discharged in October of 1953.
Jimmy Carter Fact 9: Although his father had built a lucrative business, by the time his wealth had been distributed amongst family members very little remained for Carter and his family in terms of cash. When the family returned to Plains they were reliant on public housing initially and in order to keep the farm afloat, especially after his first yearís crop failed, Carter also relied on credit from several banks.
Jimmy Carter Fact 10: Between them, Rosalynn learned bookkeeping and Carter took classes in agriculture and read what books he could.
Jimmy Carter Fact 11: Cater was very much pro-integration and when trouble erupted in Plains in 1954 he would find his warehouse boycotted because he was in favor of integration and racial tolerance.
Jimmy Carter Fact 15: In 1971 Jimmy Carter was sworn in as the 76th Governor of Georgia and in his inaugural speech proclaimed at ďthe time of racial segregation was over. No poor, rural, weak, or black person should even again have to bear the additional burden of being deprived of the opportunity for an education, a job, or simple justice.Ē Many of his supporters felt betrayed because this stance had played no part in his campaign.
Jimmy Carter Fact 16: By 1976 Carter had decided to run for the Democratic Party in presidential election but it was widely felt he had little chance of success.
Jimmy Carter Fact 17: He defeated Henry Ford by 50.1 to 48.0 percent of the vote. Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States of America.
Jimmy Carter Fact 18: Carterís presidency was a challenging time. In the midst of an energy crisis he was also dealing with a recession and continuing inflation. He would also have to contend with a hostage situation in Iran when fifty two American diplomats and citizens were taken hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran that lasted for four hundred and forty four days and right up until Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the new President.
Jimmy Carter Fact 19: Cater always contended that it was the Iranian Hostage Crisis that cost him re-election.
Jimmy Carter Fact 20: Having placed his farm and business into a blind trust to avoid any chance of a conflict of interest, when he returned to take up the mantle of his business he found it badly mismanaged and over one million dollars in debt.
Jimmy Carter Fact 21: Since leaving office he has established the Carter Centre, built his presidential library, taught at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and has also written various books.
Jimmy Carter Fact 22: Jimmy Carter has become the longest living ex-President of the United States after leaving the White House.
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