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Who Is Jimmy Carter?

Jimmy Carter, whose full name is James Earl Carter, was the 39th president of the United States of America. Carter, who was born on October 1, 1924, run under the Democratic platform of racial equality and ecology. In 1946, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. His first foray into politics began in 1962. He eventually won the governorship of Georgia in 1970. He then ran and won the Presidency of the United States in 1976.

Carter went to school in both Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He performed the duties of a submariner in the United States Navy and was eventually promoted to the rank of lieutenant. He became a Senior Officer of the Seawolf, a submarine. He was able to study graduate level coursework in nuclear physics and reactor technology at the Union College in New York.

He married Rosalynn Smith on July 1946 when he was 22 years old. They eventually had three sons and a daughter. He eventually left the naval service when his father died in 1953.

Carter was elected to the Georgia Senate in 1962. He ran for governor of Georgia in 1966 but lost. He then won the next time he ran for the post of governor on January 12, 1971. He became the country's president when he won the presidential elections on November 2, 1976.

Carter's presidency was marked by his attention to human rights and international mediation and also his concerns for the ecology. His administration is known for the great progress it made in the ratification of various peace treaties like those in the Panama Canal, SALT II, Camp David and the treaty between Israel and Egypt.

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