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Jimmy Carter's 'Plains Of Dura'

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Jimmy Carter was raised in Plains, Georgia. He lived in a small town with leveled land. The people in the town used to say, “When it rains, the rain don’t know which way to run.” This piece of land being called, “Plains of Dura.” This name originated from the bible verse of Daniel 3:1.” Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth there of six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.” (An hour before daylight) He had a family of six; Carter had one brother, two sisters, and a mom and dad. He went to a public school for 11 years in rural Georgia. Was known to be the first one in his family to graduate from high school. Not only did he graduate, he graduated…show more content…
Carter’s uncle served in the army, which made him want to join the navy. He enrolled in Naval Reserve Officers’ training corps in 1942-43, in Atlanta. Then, went on and joined the Academy in 1943. Carter was very successful throughout the Academy. He graduated 59th out of 820 people. More than six years of his lifetime was spent as a naval officer. One major success coming from this was he got to work on the design for the first ship , installation, and testing many of the different parts being put together to make this ship. (Charter, Jimmy) After the naval academy, he went onto being the governor then ran in the 1970 election. Dean Dusk was quoted telling Jimmy, “Governor, I think you should run for president in 1976.” It went on to say how without even an introduction Dean Dusk just stated what he thought off the bat. (A full Life) Carter had been quietly thinking about this possibility but had not spoken of it yet. Dean then went on to give a very well thought out plan of how he could achieve this. Carter told him he would think about this plan. With Dean now in favor of this Carter knew this was a great step forward.
Carter then proceeds to meet with many of his well-known political friends on the topic of Presidency. He learned he could, “Accommodate his own schedule in choosing the candidates he would personally assist.” Than, the national party would cover the cost. He began to campaign and spread his name throughout the states. At first, he said, it was very hard, because no one knew who he was. He wasn’t popular when he first started campaigning. When he was campaigning, he would come across a few people wanting to, also, join in the
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