39 Jimmy Carter

39 Jimmy Carter - Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3...

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Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3 4/15/07 JIMMY CARTER I. President: Jimmy Earl Carter, Jr. A. October 1, 1924 – Present II. States: A. Georgia born B. Georgia delegate for President III. Educational and Occupational background A. Education 1. Graduated from a Georgia high-school (1941) 2. Spent one year at Georgia Southwestern College and one year at Georgia Institute of Technology (1942) 3. Enrolled in Naval Academy (1943) a. Entered submarine school (1948) – accepted to the navy's prototype nuclear submarine training program (1952); Resigned when his father died (1953) B. Occupational 1. Military Service a. Navy (1946-1953) – rose from ensign to lieutenant senior grade 2. Congressional a. Ran his family's peanut business upon his father's death (1953-1962) b. Georgia State Senator (1962-1964, 1964-1966) – technically only since 1963 b/c in 1962 opponent won, but Carter was able to prove voter fraud c. Governor of Georgia (1971-1975) IV. Dates of the terms of office A. 1977 – 1981 V. Prominent issues in each election A. The major issues of the 1976 election were corruption in office as well as international and social affairs. Amid the Watergate scandal, Carter's born-again Christian promise of honesty won him the people's trust. Carter was also liberal concerning civil rights, which won him the black vote. Concerning foreign affairs, Carter emphasized arms control, non-intervention, and human rights. VI. Opponent(s) by term A. Gerald R. Ford – Republican VII. Vice President: Walter F. Mondale (served 1977-1981) VIII. Political party: Democratic IX. Domestic Happenings A. Pardon of Draft Evaders (1977) – in 1 st full day as Pres. Carter redeemed campaign pledge to pardon estimated 10,000 draft evaders of Vietnam War era; not extend to wartime deserters; → act condemned by Veterans of Foreign Wars
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B. Gov't spending Program to alleviate unemployment announced (1977) – In order to integrate the low class into the booming economy, gov't passed these relief acts. C. Department of energy is created (1977) – In order to preserve the environment
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