10 Interesting Facts about Jimmy Carter

Have you ever heard about Jimmy Carter? Who is he? The 39th president of the United States will be explained on Facts about Jimmy CarterPeanut Farmer is his nickname. He was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. He was inaugurated as the president when he was 52 years old. It started from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981. Besides, he belongs to the Democrat Political Party. At the time, Walter Mondale was the Vice President. Here are ten interesting facts about Jimmy Carter.

Facts about Jimmy Carter 1: Early Life

Jimmy Carter loved to do business from early age. He sold peanuts on the streets of Plains when he was five years old. Then, his money was used for buying five bales of cotton which was stored for several years. He sold the cotton and got a profit. That’s why he could purchase five old houses in Plains from his money.

Facts about Jimmy Carter 2: Family

James Earl Carter Sr. and Bessie Lillian Gordy are Jimmy’s parents. His father was a businessman, a wealthy farmer, and peanut broker. Whereas his mother was a registered nurse. Jimmy Carter was born from wealthy family. He was the eldest of his three siblings, named Gloria, Ruth, and Billy.

Bessie Lillian Gordy
Bessie Lillian Gordy

Facts about Jimmy Carter 3: Career

There were many career which were done by Jimmy Carter. They were Peanut Farmer, Politician, Soldier, and Statesman.

Facts about Jimmy Carter 4: Education

Before Jimmy Carter studied at the Georgia Institute of Technology, he studied engineering at Georgia Southwestern Junior College. Then, he continued to study nuclear physics in the US Naval Academy.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Facts about Jimmy Carter 5: New cabinet-level departments

Jimmy Carter created two new cabinet-level departments during his presidency. They are the Department of Education and the Department of Energy.

Facts about Jimmy Carter 6: Marriage

Jimmy Carter married Rosalynn Smith on July 7, 1946 in Plains, Georgia. Then, they had three sons and one daughter named Jack (born 1947), Chip (1950), Jeff (1952), and Amy Lynn (1967). For your information, Rosalynn Smith ever refused Jimmy Carter in the first marriage proposal but she finally accepted him in the second proposal.

Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Smith
Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Smith

Facts about Jimmy Carter 7: Speed reader

Jimmy Carter could read 2,000 words a minute. It was because he learnt to do speed reading. That’s why he read 300 pages a day at the White House.

Facts about Jimmy Carter 8: Camp David Peace

Jimmy Carter started Camp David Peace agreement during his presidency which was signed on September 17, 1978 in the White House. It was an contract of resolution between Israel and Egypt.

Camp David Peace
Camp David Peace

Facts about Jimmy Carter 9: After leaving his presidency

In 1982, Jimmy Carter and his wife opened the Carter Centre in Atlanta Georgia after he leaved his presidency. Besides, Jimmy also wrote various books and taught at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Facts about Jimmy Carter 10: Famous events

There were many famous events during Jimmy Carter presidency. They were The Cold War (1945 – 1991), Stagflation (1970’s), Camp David Accords (1978), Three Mile Island Accident (1979), and Iran Hostage Crisis (1979 – 1981).

The Cold War
The Cold War

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