Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter formally known as James Earl Carter, Jr. was born on October 1, 1924 and was the oldest of four children. He was born in a small farming town of Plains, Georgia and grew up in the nearby community if Archery. Jimmy’s father, James Earl Carter, Sr., was a peanut farmer and a storekeeper while his mother, Lillian Gordy, was a registered nurse. Jimmy Carter worked on the farm but as a boy …

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…to be funning against his own party. Labor leaders were not anxious to support him because he was a businessman from an antiunion state. He gained some support by confirming national health insurance and a bill to guarantee a job for all Americans who wanted one. Public opinion polls immediately gave Carter a huge lead. Jimmy Carter achieved a narrow victory. By sweeping most of the South and narrowly winning a few Northern industrial states