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President Jimmy Carter

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
Carter, a Democrat from rural Georgia, devotional Baptist, was a peanut farmer. He served seven years' service as a naval officer and two terms as a Georgia State Senator, from 1963 to 1967, and one as the Governor of Georgia, from 1971 to 1975. He was elected President in 1976, defeating President Gerald Ford in a relatively close election.
On his second day in office, Carter pardoned all evaders of the Vietnam War drafts. He established a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology. He confronted persistent "stagflation", a combination of high inflation, high unemployment, and slow growth.
In the Middle East, through the Camp David agreement of 1978, Carter helped bring amity between Egypt and Israel. He succeeded in obtaining ratification of the Panama Canal treaties. Building upon the work of predecessors, he established full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China and completed negotiation of the SALT II nuclear limitation treaty with the Soviet Union.
The end of his presidential tenure was marked by the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. In response to the Soviet move, he ended détente and led the international boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
By 1980, Carter's popularity had eroded and he lost the general election in a landslide to Republican nominee Ronald Reagan, who won 44 of 50 states.
"We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war."
[President Jimmy Carter welcomes Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the White House, Washington, D.C.]
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Jimmy Carter Boarding Marine One Carrying Luggage

2-3 Meeting with Mr. Garrett FitzGerald, Foreign Minister of Ireland and Irish Amb. John Meloy; 4-12 Mrs. Carter meets with wives of Cabinet Members; 13-14 Departure

President Jimmy Carter waves to the crowd that's on hand to greet him as he exits Air Force I

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hanscom Air Force Base State: Massachusetts (MA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Wayne Jackson Release Status... more

President Jimmy Carter shakes hands with base personnel on hand to greet him upon his arrival

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hanscom Air Force Base State: Massachusetts (MA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Wayne Jackson Release Status... more

President Jimmy Carter and Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, Democrat, Minnesota, walk to a helicopter after arriving at the base. Vice President Walter Mondale is in the background

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Diggs Release Status: Released t... more

Jimmy Carter Laying a Wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Veteran's Day

President Carter laying wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetary

Inflation / Valtman '78.

Editorial cartoon drawing showing President Jimmy Carter as the biblical David confronting Goliath labeled "Inflation."

President Jimmy Carter, and General (GEN) Omar Torrijos sign the Instruments of Ratification of the Panama Canal Treaty

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panama City Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Michael V. Longfellow Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

President Jimmy Carter, and General (GEN) Omar Torrijos wave to guests following the signing of the Instruments of Ratification of the Panama Canal Treaty

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panama City Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Michael V. Longfellow Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

Panamanian President Lakas, President Jimmy Carter, and General (GEN) Omar Torrijos stand at attention during the playing of the American national anthem at Tocumen Airport. The president is in Panama to sign the Instruments of Ratification of the Panama Canal Treaty

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panama City Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Jose L. Sanchez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digita... more

President Jimmy Carter, and General (GEN) Omar Torrijos wave at the crowds while riding in a motorcade downtown. The president is in Panama to sign the Instruments of Ratification of the Panama Canal Treaty

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panama City Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Jose L. Sanchez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digita... more

President Jimmy Carter and General (GEN) Omar Torrijos pose with other dignitaries after signing the Instruments of Ratification of the Panama Canal Treaty

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panama City Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Mark L. Comerford Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... more

Jimmy Carter Working on His State of the Union Address

Carter works on State of the Union Address

Jimmy Carter in the Grand Tetons, Wyoming

The First Family on Vaction -- The Grand Tetons, WY

Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Amy Carter at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Amy Carter - Christmas Tree lighting ceremony

Egypt Israel peace treaty / [WKL].

Photograph shows President Jimmy Carter shaking hands with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty on the grounds of the White House.

President Jimmy Carter is greeted by military personnel and their families upon his arrival for a visit

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Elmendorf Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Robert S. Thompson Release Statu... more

Jimmy Carter Giving the Energy Address

Jimmy Carter - Energy Address

Jimmy Carter Lighting the Menorah

White House Social Aides, Fr. 7-14; Lighting of Menorah, Fr. 15-33