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Title: Jimmy Carter


1
Jimmy Carter
  • 1977-1981
  • Democrat
  • Walter Mondale

2
The Peanut Farmer
  • I will never tell a lie to the US public..
  • Warm friendly born again Christian
  • Won a close election
  • 40.8 million to 39.1 million

3
Iranian Hostage Crisis
  • US had been an ally of Shah of Iran
  • Islamic fundamentalist Khomeini overthrows him
  • Students storm US embassy and keep 52 Americans
    hostage for 444 days

4
Camp David Accords
  • Egyptian Pres. Sadat and Israeli Pres Begin meet
  • Carter negotiates a peace

5
Panama Canal
  • 1977 President Carter signed two treaties
    promising to give canal back to Panama in 1999.

6
Domestic concerns
  • National Energy Act confronts growing energy
    crisis
  • conservation program to reduce the annual rate
    oil use.
  • industries and utilities to convert to coal and
    other abundant fuels.
  • research and development of renewable fuels
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