James (Jimmy) Carter<br />By: Levi Fleeger<br />
Carter’s Parents<br />Jimmy Carter’s father was Earl Carter.<br />He was a peanut warehouserwho had served in the Georgia state legislature.<br />His mother’s name was Lillian Gordy.<br />She worked as a nurse. <br />
Carter’s Birth<br />Jimmy Carter was born on Oct. 1, 1924.<br />He was born in Plains, Georgia, U.S.<br />
Carter’s College Years<br />Jimmy Carter attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology.<br />Then in 1946, Carter graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.<br />
Carter Gets Married<br />Then in 1946, Jimmy Carter got married.<br />He was married on July 7, 1946.<br />He married got married to Rosalynn Smith who was from Carter's hometown, Plains, Georgia.<br />Jimmy and Rosalynn had four children together: <br />3 sons - John, James, and Donnel<br />1 daughter - Amy<br />
Carter joins the navy<br />Carter then served in the U.S. Navy for seven years, serving submarine duty for five years.<br />Then in 1953, Jimmy Carter’s father died.<br />Carter resigned his commission and returned to Georgia to manage the family peanut farm.<br />
Carter for Senate And Governor <br />In 1962, Carter won the election for Georgia State Senate as a Democrat. <br />He was then reelected in 1964.<br />In 1966 Jimmy Carter ran for governor of Georgia but he lost the election.<br />In 1970 though, when Carter ran again for governor of Georgia, he won.<br />
Carter For President<br />In 1974, just before his term as governor ended, Carter announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president.<br />In November 1976, Jimmy Carter won the election against former president Gerald Ford and became the 39th president of the U. S. as a Democrat with Walter Mondale as his vice president.<br />
Carter Runs Again For President<br />Jimmy Carter won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1980. <br />Carter was defeated by the Republican nominee, a former actor and governor of California, Ronald W. Reagan.<br />
After Carter’s Presidency<br />After Carter retired from president he returned to his hometown.<br />After leaving office, Carter <br />also became an author, <br />writing on a variety of topics.<br />
“America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.”-Jimmy Carter<br />
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