Jimmy Carter Leadership Style

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James Earl Carter, known as Jimmy Carter was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. He was married to Rosalynn Smith. They had 3 sons and 1 daughter. Carter achieved many things. He was elected Governor in 1970, elected president of the USA in 1977, and in 1982 he founded the “Carter Center” and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Carter began his political career by serving on the local board of education, Carter won election as a Democrat to the Georgia State Senate in 1962 and was later reelected in 1964. In 1966 he lost the bid for the governorship. This experience made him very depressed. He went and found comfort in the evangelical Christianity, which meant becoming a born again Baptist. Previous to running again for governor and…show more content…
He was the only Georgian to be elected president. He was in office for only 1 term (1977-1981). His book Why Not the Best announced the theme of his campaign: Government with effective leadership could be open, compassionate, and competent. During Carter 's term as President, two new cabinet-level departments, the Department of Energy and the Department of Education, were established. In 1982 Carter established the “Carter Center” in Atlanta, it played an active role in human rights and disease prevention issues globally. It also helped publicized Habitat for humanity. The non-profit, nongovernmental Center promotes democracy, mediates and prevents conflicts, and monitors the electoral process in support of free and fair elections. Then in 2002 he won the Nobel Prize of peace for his decades of untiring efforts to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts. However, despite all of Carters remarkable achievements, Carters presidency was considered a failure. His relationship with congress and the media were very poor. This caused his ability to enact legislation effectively or communicate his policies. In 1979 Carter delivered a speech referred to as “Crisis of confidence”, which he seemed to blame Americas problems on the poor spirit of its
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