Jimmy Carter

Omar Elmougy- Furnish 4

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Election of Carter

  • Election of 1976

  • Carter was democratic and former governor of Georgia

  • Ran against Republican candidate Gerald Ford, governor of Michigan

  • Carter wins electoral vote 297 to 240

  • Also wins popular vote 40,831,881 to 39,148,634

  • Carter carried 23+D.C while Ford carried 27

  • Carter received 50.1% while Ford received 48%

  • Became first president to come out of the Deep South since Zachary Taylor in 1848
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Humanitarian Efforts

  • Founded Carter Center in 1982

  • Big contributor in the expansion of Habitat for Humanity

  • Participated in the “The Elders” a group of independent global leaders focused on human rights issues and keeping peace

  • Received many awards for human rights and humanitarian aid

  • Known, and remembered as one of the greatest humanitarians in history

  • Most of his focus in human rights were to foreign countries, especially those in Latin America
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Economic/Energy Issues

  • In 1977, Carter convinced the Democratic-controlled Congress to create The Department of Energy.

  • Carter set oil and natural gas price controls. In addition, he signed the National Energy Act and the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act.

  • The signing of these policies encouraged energy conservation and development of natural energy resources like solar and wind power.

  • In 1979, Carter began the process of deregulating the oil industry. He started this process by lessening government control on oil allocations.

  • In the second half of Carter’s presidency, there was slow economic growth and an oil shortage.

  • OPEC doubled the price of crude oil causing inflation to rise to above 13% in 1980

  • Carter asked Congress to impose price controls on energy, but was unable to secure the passage of these measures.

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Iranian Hostage Crisis

  • In 1977, Carter convinced the Democratic-controlled Congress to create The Department of Energy.

  • Carter set oil and natural gas price controls. In addition, he signed the National Energy Act and the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act.

  • The signing of these policies encouraged energy conservation and development of natural energy resources like solar and wind power.

  • In 1979, Carter began the process of deregulating the oil industry. He started this process by lessening government control on oil allocations.

  • In the second half of Carter’s presidency, there was slow economic growth and an oil shortage.

  • OPEC doubled the price of crude oil causing inflation to rise to above 13% in 1980

  • Carter asked Congress to impose price controls on energy, but was unable to secure the passage of these measures.

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