Jimmy Carter

Election of Nixon

When
  • November 7, 1972

What Party

  • Republican

Running candidates

  • George McGovern-Democrat

How close was the race

  • Electoral vote-520
  • States carried-49
  • Popular vote-47,168,710
  • Percentage-60.7%
  • Nixon won by a landslide

Humanitarian Efforts

  • "Human Rights' part of his foreign policy
  • U.N. ambassador in Rhodesia and South Africa
  • September 1978
  • Camp David
  • Relations between Egypt and Israel
  • Carter gets them to sign accord of peace
  • Full diplomatic relations with China
  • Turned over Panama Canal

Economic and Energy Issues

  • Prices rising 10 cents per year
  • Falling oil prices
  • Inflation rate drops
  • Inflation rate rises again after Carters inauguration
  • Americans paying more for foreign objects
  • Oil shock of 1970
  • Economic interdependence
  • Costly dependence of foreign oil
  • Borrowing money hurts small businesses

Beginning of Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979

  • November 4, 1979
  • Islamic revolutionaries take U.S. Embassy in Tehran
  • Over 60 Americans hostage
  • No clear motives
  • Wanted Shah for trial and billions of dollars