President Jimmy Carter

Facts, information, and Trivia about President Jimmy Carter

James E. Carter was the United States of Americaís thirty-ninth president.

President Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia on October 1, 1924 and grew up to become Americaís thirty-ninth president.

James Earl Carter was a peanut-farmer, Governor of Georgia and Senator before he became President of the United States at age 52. His place of primary affiliation was Georgia.

Jimmy Carter became president on Thursday, January 20, 1977 and left the office on Tuesday, January 20, 1981. President Jimmy Carter was a member of the Democratic Party and his vice president was Walter Mondale.

Jimmy Carter's nicknames include The Peanut Farmer, Cousin Hot, and Jimmy.

He is not considered a success as president, especially domesticly. He had little national political experience and Congress was not on his side.

Two new ministries were established under Carter: Energy Ministry and Ministry of Education.

He received a number of crises in his lap: nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, the oil crisis in 1979, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the subsequent Olympic boycott.

Carter has had greater success as an ex-president and human rights advocate. He has been used as a peace mediator in international conflicts. In particular, President Clinton took advantage of his services. For this work he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

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