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Title: Jimmy Carter 39th President 1977-1981 Democrat


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Jimmy Carter39th President1977-1981 Democrat
  • Former Governor of Georgia and peanut farmer
  • Played role of outsider not corrupted by D.C.
    politics
  • Vowed to read all paper sent to his office
  • These concepts worked poorly, little was
    accomplished

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Economic Problems Continue
  • 1979 OPEC places another embargo on US causing
    another period of problems
  • Stagflation-an increase in prices while jobs are
    not created

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Carters Energy Plan
  • Creates Department of Energy
  • Pushes alternative fuel sources to lessen
    dependency of foreign oil
  • Solar
  • Nuclear
  • Wind

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Human Rights
  • As part of Carters Human Rights Campaign He does
    not allow US Athletes to participate in 1980
    Summer Olympics in Moscow
  • He was protesting their war against Afghanistan

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Foreign Policy Accomplishment
  • 1979 brings Egyptian President Sadat Israeli
    P.M. Begin to Presidential retreat Camp David,
    Maryland
  • The two leaders sign Camp David Accords-pledging
    not to fight-peace to the Mid-East?

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Iran Hostage Crisis
  • 1979 Islamic fundamentalists seize control of
    Iran
  • The Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini became the leader
    deposing US supported leader Shah Reza Pahlavi

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Iran Hostage Crisis
  • Carter allows the Shah to come to US for medical
    treatment
  • The Iranians wanted to try him for crimes against
    their people
  • Angered, college students attack US embassy in
    Teheran

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Iran Hostage Crisis
  • 52 Americans are taken hostage
  • A failed rescue attempt leads to the death of US
    soldiers
  • Carter does not campaign during the crisis and
    loses 1980 election to Ronald Reagan

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Iran Hostage Crisis
  • 1980 Carter orders rescue of the hostages
  • 8 American soldiers die as three helicopters
    crash during mission
  • Yellow ribbons are used as a symbol of support
    for the hostages

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Iran Hostage Crisis Ends
  • 444 days after being taken hostage the Americans
    are released
  • As a insult to Carter the Iranians wait until
    Reagan is sworn into office

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