Social Studies: Jimmy Carter

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Malik Cooper
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President Carter
Jimmy Carter was born in Georgia. In 1953, after a military career, he took over his parents ' farm near the town of Plains. He went into politics as a Democrat, and was elected Governor of Georgia. In 1976 Carter won the presidential election, partly thanks to his reputation as an honest born-again Christian. The high-point of his presidential term was the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel.

Then, he experienced several setbacks in his foreign policy, such as the conflict with Iran after the fall of the Shah and a new cold war with the Soviet Union after that country 's invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979. In the following year Carter lost the presidential election to Ronald
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In the 1980 President Carter proposed that the Moscow Olympics be moved to another country, postponed, or canceled if the Soviet Union failed to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan within a month. President Carter declared that "it’s very important for the world to realize how serious a threat the Soviets’ invasion of Afghanistan is" trying to tell people the danger of Afghanistan and its ways, but he failed to state that to the people. The President Carter went on ahead to the U.S.O.C. to suggest them to withdraw American athletes from the games. Then President Carter made his suggestion in a television interview and in a letter to Robert J. Kane, who is the president of the U.S.O.C.

The president of the International Olympic Committee, Lord Killanin, termed Mr. Carter’s decision hasty and said it would be "legally and technically impossible" to move the Games from Moscow. In Moscow, the newspaper “Sovetsky Sport” said that the Soviet Union would send its athletes to Lake Placid for the Winter Olympics next month no matter what the United States did about the summer Games in
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In 2002 Jimmy Carter won The Nobel Peace Prize. Jimmy won the prize because for his decades of untiring the effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development. President of the United States, George W. Bush, was planning a war on Iraq in the autumn of 2002, President Carter was awarded the Peace Prize for undertaking peace negotiations, campaigning for human rights, and working for social welfare. According to the Chairman of the Nobel Committee, Carter was suppose to have been awarded the Prize as early as in 1978, when he successfully mediated a peace agreement between Egypt and

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