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Jimmy Carter's Biography

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Jimmy Carter Biography James Earl Carter Jr. was born in Plains, Georgia on October 1, 1924. As a young boy, he started working at his father’s store and tried his best to stay out of trouble. Jimmy attended a high school in Georgia where the majority of the people were white. Even though there was segregation, Carter’s two closest friends were both African American. Jimmy Carter successfully graduated from high school on his father’s side in 1941. He built a strong relationship with Rosalynn Smith and they got married in June of 1946. The Carters had three sons named: John William, James Earl Carter III and Donnel Jeffrey. Later on, the Carters also had a daughter who they named Amy. Carter joined the Naval ROTC program and prior to this studied engineering at Georgia Southwestern Junior College. Since he wanted to continue his studies, Jimmy studied engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. An ambitious student, Carter was accepted into the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and finished his studies. In 1946, Jimmy graduated in the top ten percent of his class. Before he was elected President, Jimmy was an officer in the Navy and a peanut farmer. Carter was elected to be the 39th President of the United States on November 2, 1976. His term for office was from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981. Jimmy Carter’s Vice…show more content…
Even though Carter was recently diagnosed with Melanoma in the summer of 2015, it did not bring him down. The cancer spread to his brain and liver, but he began radiation treatment immediately. He also started taking drugs to help strengthen his immune system. Jimmy Carter was the second president to earn the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He earned it because of his efforts for discovering peaceful answers for global conflicts, progressing democracy and human rights, and being a strong advocate of economic and social
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