jimmy carter.docx - Jessica Oledan Mr Anwar Apush Period 5 31 May 2019 President Report Jimmy Carter James Earl Carter Jr is many things a farmer a

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Jessica OledanMr. AnwarApush Period 531 May 2019President Report - Jimmy CarterJames Earl Carter Jr. is many things - a farmer, a senator, a governor, president from 1977-1981, an entrepreneur, and a humanitarian. The 39th president of the United States claims alot of notable titles. He is the oldest living president, the first president to be born in a hospital, the only president to be interviewed by Playboy Magazine, the first president to live in subsidized housing before election, the first president to visit sub-Saharan Africa, and the only president to win a Nobel Peace Prize for work done after he left office. Though he ran for reelection in 1980 and lost to Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter performed many consequential actions before, during, and after his time in office. Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, on October 1st, 1924. When he was elected, he was the first president in over 100 years to have been born and raised in the Deep South. He was the oldest of four children. His mother was a nurse who crossed racial segregation lines during the 1920s to offer health advice to black women. His father was a peanut farmer who operated a farm and a local store. Carter was studious and well behaved child who showed signs of entrepreneurship even in his youth. His parents raised him as a Southern Baptist, and religion would continue to have an enormous impact on his life. By the time he graduated high school in 1941, he had been packaging and selling peanuts on his own plot of land purchased from his father, as well as renting tenant housing. Although his father was pro-segregation, Carter’s best childhood friends were black youth. The family moved several times during Carter’s infancy, but
eventually settled in Archery, another small Georgia city not far from his birth town. His family lived in a very poor area primarily populated with black families. The Great Depression actually worked in favor of his family’s business, and as a young adult Carter became a prominent community leader. After spending time at the Georgia Institute of Technology, he was admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1943. While at the Academy, he met his future wife, Rosalynn Smith, one of his sister’s friends. They married in 1946 after Carter’s graduation, and as most military families do, were subject to plenty of moving around the country. During this time period, he and Rosalynn had three children. Carter had intended to work on a nuclear submarine, but when his father died in 1953, he decided to move back to his hometown. He felt restricted in the Navy and sought a life similar to that of his late father’s, although his wife had finally felt settled in their current home. He left the Navy in October of 1953, but remained in the inactive Navy reserve until 1961. During his service he received awards such as the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, China Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.

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