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  • 1. Jimmy Carter BioBorn- Plains, Georgia in 1924Went to Naval Academy Spent 11 Years in Navy working on nuclear subs Peanut Farmer1963-67 GA State Senator1971-75 Governor of GA1976-Won the Presidency1980-Lost in the worst election for an incumbent since Hoover
  • 2. Carter Presidency Promised to give the Presidency back to the people  Promised never to lie to the American people  Had call in talk shows to address the nation’s problems  Sold Presidential extravagances like the Yacht  Did not have a parade up Pennsylvania Avenue
  • 3. Election of 1976
  • 4. Domestic PolicyPardoned 10,000 Draft Dodgers on his first day Bill ClintonCarter greatly increased the payroll tax on social securityTried to wipe out “pork barrel” spending projects in order to save the economy
  • 5. Economic Policies Economy slowly emerging from Ford Recession when he took office Inflation  1976-4.8%, 1980-13.3% Unemployment  8% & rising in industrial states Deficit  $59 Billion in 1980 July 1980-Presidential Approval rating of 21%
  • 6. Energy CrisisUS imports now 9 million barrels of oil/day 1977-50% is imported Revolution in Iran caused prices to jump Created Dept. of Energy  To Look at and assess what can be done to save energy Looked more into nuclear power  3 Mile Island scared the US
  • 7. EducationCreated Department of Education Gave more control to local school districts by cutting unnecessary federal regulations Increased college grants by 25% & tripled the amount of loans available to students

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