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James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. was the 39th President of the United States. He between 1977 and 1981. He was born in 1924, in Plains, Georgia on his father’s peanut farm. At school he was a student and a basketball star. He in 1946 from the U.S. Naval Academy and served for seven years as a naval . He turned his family’s peanut farming into a commercial success.

In 1962, he state politics, and eight years later was elected Georgia Governor. He quickly a lot of attention by emphasizing ecology, efficiency in government, and the removal of racial in Georgia. Carter also became known for his outspoken opposition to the death . Carter announced his candidacy for President in December 1974 , the start of a two-year .

Carter beat President Gerald R. Ford in the 1976 presidential . As President, he worked hard to combat the continuing economic of inflation and unemployment. He increased jobs by nearly eight million and the budget deficit, measured in percentage of the gross national . He also dealt with an energy shortage and increased protected parks by 103 million acres.

Carter was with his foreign policy. He helped bring peace between Egypt and Israel with the 1978 Camp David agreement, for which he won the Nobel Prize. He also established full diplomatic relations with China and the negotiation of a nuclear limitation treaty with the Soviet Union. However, the Iran hostage in 1980 and high inflation he lost the 1980 election.

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