Jimmy Carter: The 39th President Of The United States



I.
"The president of the United States functions in many capacities:
head of state, head of government, commander in chief of the armed forces,
and leader of the president's political party. The president is thus the
single most unifying force in a political system in which power is highly
dispersed, both within the government and between government and the
people" (Grolier). The president has been a very strong leader in our
country, in making decisions, to being a role model, for the interior of
the country and for the world to see. Through the course of the short
history of the United States, we have had 42 presidents. Each of these has
had different outlooks, different times, ...

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typical "American
style" start. Jimmy was born James Earl Carter, Jr., on October 1, 1924,
in Plains, Georgia. His parents were James Earl Carter and Lillina Gordy
Carter. His family lived there for the first three years of Jimmy's life,
and then moved to Archery, Georgia, just outside of Plains. He lived there
until he was seventeen years old, participating in the family's peanut farm.
In the year of 1941, Jimmy graduated from high school, which wasn't common
for a farm boy at the time. He then spent a year at Georgia Southwestern
College, then left for another year at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
After his college education, Jimmy started his career in the military.
In1943, Jimmy enrolled in the United States Naval Academy. He continued at
that school for three years, and then became a commissioned officer. He
also married Eleanor Rosalynn Smith that year. Then, in 1948, Jimmy went
into Submarine School until 1952. His father died, so Jimmy went to take
over the ...

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was previously appointed
Minnesota state Attorney General in 1960, by Governor Orville L. Freeman.
After four years as Attorney General, he then was appointed by Governor
Karl F. Rolvaag, to fill the position of a United States Senator that had
been vacated by Hubert Humphrey, who had been elected vice president of the
United States. He remained a senator for about fourteen years. As a
senator, he was known for voting on bills such as in favor for civil rights,
consumer protection, education reform, and political campaign financing
reform. In 1976, at Jimmy's request, the Democratic National Convention
nominated Walter for vice president (Grolier 1) (World Book 235).

III.

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