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Title: Inspiring Lives: Jimmy Carter


1
Inspiring Lives Jimmy Carter
  • By Dan Lawrie and Justin Lorentz

2
Early Life
  • Born on October 1, 1924 in Plains Georgia
  • Grew up on a peanut farm
  • The eldest of four children
  • As a child he showed a deep commitment to
    Christianity
  • In 1970 he was elected Senator of Georgia.

3
Presidential Term
  • Served as President from 1977-1981
  • Aspired to make government competent and
    compassionate
  • One of Carters Most important accomplishments as
    President were the Camp David Accords.
  • Carter worked tirelessly on SALT II Treaty
    (SALTStrategic Arms Limitations Talks)

4
Domestic Policies
  • Made major reforms to the Department of Health,
    Education and Welfare.
  • Pardoned Vietnam-era Draft Dodgers
  • Raised Social Security
  • Appointed record numbers of women and minorities
    to government and judiciary positions.
  • Enacted strong legislation for Environmental
    Protection.

5
Camp David Accords
  • In 1978, Carter negotiated peace talks between
    Israel and Egypt.
  • These ground breaking talks promised peace
    between Israel and Egypt peace which had not
    existed since 1948.
  • The high point of Carters administration.

6
The Carter Center
  • A non-profit organization founded by Carter in
    1982.
  • Guided by five basic principles
  • 1. The Center emphasizes action and results.
  • 2. The Center does not duplicate the effective
    efforts of others.
  • 3. The Center addresses difficult problems and
    recognizes the possibility of failure as an
    acceptable risk.
  • 4. The Center is nonpartisan and acts as a
    neutral in dispute resolution activities.
  • 5. The Center believes that people can improve
    their lives when provided with the necessary
    skills, knowledge, and access to resources.

7
Humanity and Diplomacy
  • International non-profit organization founded in
    1976 to provide simple affordable housing.
  • Made important diplomatic meetings in North
    Korea, Cuba and Guantanamo Bay.
  • Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for, decades
    of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to
    international conflicts, to advance democracy and
    human rights, and to promote economic and social
    development"

8
Inspirational Quotes
  • America did not invent human rights. In a very
    real sense human rights invented America.

9
  • To deal with individual human needs at the
    everyday level can be noble.

10
  • We must adjust to changing times and still hold
    to unchanging principles.

11
  • There should be an honest attempt at the
    reconciliation of differences before resorting to
    combat.
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