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Jimmy Carter Fast Facts

Thirty-Ninth President of the United States


Jimmy Carter, Thirty-Ninth President of the United States

Jimmy Carter, Thirty-Ninth President of the United States

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Here is a quick list of fast facts for Jimmy Carter. For more in depth information, you can also read the Jimmy Carter Biography.

Birth: October 1, 1924


Term of Office: January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981

Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term

First Lady: Eleanor Rosalynn Smith

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Jimmy Carter Quote: "Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood."
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Major Events While in Office:

  • Vietnam War era draft evaders pardoned (1977)
  • Panama Canal Treaty (1977)
  • Camp David Accords (1978)
  • US officially recognizes People's Republic of China (1979)
  • Three Mile Island incident (1979)
  • Iran Hostage Crisis (1979-81)

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • None

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