The 39th President - Lopez 1 The 39th President of the United States was James Earl Carter Jr who was born and raised in Georgia Carter entered and

The 39th President - Lopez 1 The 39th President of the...

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Lopez 1 The 39 th President of the United States was James Earl Carter Jr. who was born and raised in Georgia. Carter entered and successfully graduated the Naval Academy, therefore serving in the Navy for seven years. After the death of his father, he returned from duty and settled down to start his political career. Before being elected President, Carter was elected as Georgia’s Senator, Georgia’s Governor, and the Democratic National Committee campaign chairman. On December 12, 1974, he ran for President and by winning the first ballot, he was elected after Gerald Ford. Although Carter served only one term, he accomplished many feats including improving domestic structures with the addition of Departments and programs such as the Department of Energy, settling foreign interactions through treaties, and improving freedom and health through the establishment of the Carter Center. Of the many programs created under President Carter, the Department of Energy and the new Department of Education illustrated his domestic political accomplishments. The first was the Department of Energy which founded on October 1, 1977, in response to the energy crisis of the 1970’s. The energy crisis occurred when the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) enacted an embargo on America’s major source of energy: oil. The government panicked to conserve energy which Carter solved through the U.S. Department of Energy Organization Act. This law combined all government energy programs into a government department that regulated all federal energy functions such as energy research, conservation, marketing, technology development, and data and analysis collection. This program not only stabilized the energy crisis but also expanded into the DOE Office of Environmental Management to help clean up the affected environments of the nuclear exchanges from the Cold War. In addition to this Cabinet department, President Carter also signed the Department of Education Organization Act to develop the American education system. Despite overseeing all

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