Facts about Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter


Who was Jimmy Carter?

Concise Biography, History & Facts About President Jimmy Carter
Thirty-Ninth President - Jimmy Carter
Full Name - James Earl Carter, Jr.
Jimmy Carter Lifespan - 1924
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Place of Birth - October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia
Jimmy Carter Education - Georgia Southwestern College; Georgia Institute of Technology; United States Naval Academy ; Union College

Term as President - 
1977-1981
Political Party - Democrat
Vice President / Vice Presidents - Walter Mondale
Jimmy Carter Religion - Southern Baptist
Name of Wife - Jimmy Carter was married to 
Rosalynn Smith Carter on July 7, 1946
Children - John William (Jack), James Earl III (Chip), Donnel Jeffrey (Jeff), Amy Lynn
Career of Jimmy Carter - Soldier, Farmer, Warehouseman, Professor, Politician, Statesman
Georgia State Senator, 1963-66
Governor of Georgia, 1971-75
Next President:
President Ronald Reagan

Major Events during his presidency

  • 1977 - Vietnam War era draft evaders pardoned

  • 1977 - Panama Canal Treaty
  • 1978 - Camp David Accords
  • 1979 - US officially recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1979 - Three Mile Island incident
  • 1979 - 1981 - Iran Hostage Crisis

Presidential Facts and Trivia in response to the question who was President Jimmy Carter

  • Description of President Jimmy Carter - Height 5 feet 9.5 inches

  • Served in the nuclear-submarine program
  • Jimmy Carter Age at Inauguration - 52 years old
  • A giant peanut-shaped balloon was part of his Inauguration Day parade
  • Jimmy Carter insisted on being called "Jimmy" not "James." 
  • Jimmy Carter had a dog named Grits
  • Jimmy Carter was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize 
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President Jimmy Carter and the Constitution of the US (17th September,1787)

Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.

Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.

  • A natural born citizen of the US

  • A resident of the US for 14 years
  • Thirty-five years of age

Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)

President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8


Facts about Main Presidential Duties and power

  • Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States

  • In times of war or national emergency to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States
  • Nomination of the heads of all executive departments and agencies (Subject to Senate confirmation)
  • Preparing the budget of the United States, although the Congress must approve it.
  • Presidential legislative powers - The status of the country and his legislative proposals for the upcoming year are given in the annual State of the Union Address.

Facts about Presidential judicial power

  • Appointing important public officials such as ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and judges of the Supreme Court.

  • Granting reprieves and pardons to anyone convicted of breaking a federal law except in a case of impeachment.

Facts about Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • Federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.

  • To make treaties and appoint ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (provided two thirds of the Senators present concur). 
  • To receive foreign ambassadors and other public officials. 

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