By Harold Ivan Smith. Westminster John Knox Press, Eleanor Roosevelt not only was the longest serving First Lady, but perhaps except for Hillary Clinton, she is surely the most influential First Lady in American History. I know that, while I had some sense of her importance as a political figure, not only during her tenure in the White House, but as a delegate to the United Nations, I did not know the extent of her faith.
Baptist After having run a campaign in which he promoted himself as a traditional southern conservative, Carter surprised the state and gained national attention by declaring in his inaugural speech that the time of racial segregation was over, and that racial discrimination had no place in the future of the state.
He was the first statewide office holder in the Deep South to say this in public. Following this speech, Carter appointed many blacks to statewide boards and offices. Carter made government efficient by merging about state agencies into 30 agencies. One of his aides recalled that Governor Carter "was right there with us, working just as hard, digging just as deep into every little problem.
It was his program and he worked on it as hard as anybody, and the final product was distinctly his. Carter took pride in a program he introduced for the appointment of judges and state government officials. Under this program, all such appointments were based on merit, rather than political influence.
Inas U. Carter criticized McGovern as too liberal on both foreign and domestic policy. This law was upheld by the Supreme Court in When Carter entered the Democratic Party presidential primaries inhe was considered to have little chance against nationally better-known politicians.
When he told his family of his intention to run for President, he was asked by his mother, "President of what? The centerpiece of his campaign platform was government reorganization.
Carter became the front-runner early on by winning the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. He used a two-prong strategy. When Wallace proved to be a spent force, Carter swept the region. In the North, Carter appealed largely to conservative Christian and rural voters and had little chance of winning a majority in most states.
But in a field crowded with liberals, he managed to win several Northern states by building the largest single bloc. Initially dismissed as a regional candidate, Carter proved to be the only Democrat with a truly national strategy, and he eventually clinched the nomination.
The media discovered and promoted Carter. It was their favorable coverage of Carter and his campaign that gave him an edge, propelling him rocket-like to the top of the opinion polls.
This helped Carter win key primary election victories, enabling him to rise from an obscure public figure to President-elect in the short space of 9 months. Yet "by mid-March Carter was not only far ahead of the active contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, he also led President Ford by a few percentage points," according to Shoup.
Carter began the race with a sizeable lead over Ford, who was able to narrow the gap over the course of the campaign, but was unable to prevent Carter from narrowly defeating him on November 2nd, Carter won the popular vote by This made him the first Democrat to win a majority of the popular vote since He became the first contender from the Deep South to be elected President since Presidency — President Carter - October Economic situation The s are described as a period of stagflationmeaning economic stagnation coupled with price inflationas well as higher interest rates.
Price inflation a rise in the general level of prices creates uncertainty in budgeting and planning and makes labor strikes for pay raises more likely. This sparked an oil crisis and forced oil prices to rise sharply, spurring price inflation throughout the economy, and slowing growth.
Significant government borrowing for items such as the Vietnam War and the nuclear weapons stockpile helped keep interest rates high relative to inflation. The Nixon Administration policies of trying to talk price inflation down known as jawboning and price freezes were ineffective.
Energy crisis When the energy market exploded—an occurrence Carter desperately tried to avoid during his term—he was planning on delivering his fifth major speech on energy. However, he felt that the American people were no longer listening.
Instead, he went to Camp David and for ten days met with governors, mayors, religious leaders, scientists, economists, and general citizens.
He sat on the floor and took notes of their comments and especially wanted to hear criticism. His pollster told him that the American people simply faced a crisis of confidence because of the assassination of John F.
Kennedythe Vietnam Warand Watergate. On July 15, Carter gave a nationally-televised address in which he identified what he believed to be a "crisis of confidence" among the American people.Jimmy Carter Campaign On December 12, , he announced his candidacy for president of the United States.
He won his party's nomination on the first ballot at the Democratic National Convention, and was elected president on November 2, Jimmy Carter served as president from January 20, to January 20, Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in Wyoming, Montana, and timberdesignmag.com was established by the U.S.
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The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features. Dec 27, · Jimmy Carter was the 39 th President of the United States, in office between January 20, , and January 20, Though historians have not looked favorably on his years as president, he distinguished himself in the years after his term in office by dedicating himself to Reviews: 2.
My sympathies and condolences to Anne Carter and the rest of his family. I know there are many who will miss him. At least he finished with a great year, he and Anne “successful gadding about”: Sydney, Washington, San Francisco, Chicago, Sicily, Rome, Dresden, Budapest and of course, Paris.
President, Humanitarian and a true National Treasure! by Linda Yonchuk.
While building 20 new homes in Memphis with Habitat for Humanity, former President Jimmy Carter, stopped for a few minutes to speak with Tanya Rivero of the Wall Street Journal. timberdesignmag.com: jimmy carter biography. Your timberdesignmag.com Today's Deals Gift Cards Registry Sell Treasure Truck Help Disability Customer Support.
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