The Presidents 2016: Jimmy Carter
Preview: Season 23 | 30s
Jimmy Carter's story is one of the greatest dramas in American politics. In 1980, he was overwhelmingly voted out of office in a humiliating defeat. Over the subsequent two decades, he became one of the most admired statesmen and humanitarians in America and the world.
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Rosalynn Carter was a major figure in her husband's campaigns and policy meetings.
Americans were held hostage at the US Embassy in Iran in 1979.
Carter attempted to stop runaway inflation with a White House press conference in 1978.
Carter campaigned on a platform on honesty at a time when the nation sorely needed it.
What would come Carter's greatest foreign policy achievement nearly ended in failure.
Mounting pressure to rescue hostages in Iran led Jimmy Carter to order a rescue operation.
Jimmy Carter learned punctuality, discipline, and order from his time in the Navy.
In response to high inflation rates, Carter cut the budgets of social programs.
Carter asked Americans to cut down their energy usage during a fireside chat in 1977.
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