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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What would come Carter's greatest foreign policy achievement nearly ended in failure.
Carter asked Americans to cut down their energy usage during a fireside chat in 1977.
In response to high inflation rates, Carter cut the budgets of social programs.
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.
Americans were held hostage at the US Embassy in Iran in 1979.
Carter campaigned on a platform on honesty at a time when the nation sorely needed it.
Rosalynn Carter was a major figure in her husband's campaigns and policy meetings.
Carter attempted to stop runaway inflation with a White House press conference in 1978.
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