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Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter
Ford Approval Ratings
Carter Approval Ratings
Carter vs. Ford
Commercials • http: //www. livingroomcandidate. org/commer cials/1976
The Presidency of Jimmy Carter (Democrat) 1976 -1980 “Washington outsider “ (Governor of Georgia) LANDSLIDE WIN!
Foreign Policy Promotion of human rights. • Turns over Panama Canal to Panama (2000) • Camp David Accords – first peace agreement between an Arab nation (Egypt) and Israel. Carter wins Nobel Peace Prize. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signing The Camp David Peace Accords with Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin
Cold War “heats up” In 1979, Soviet Union - invades Afghanistan. - ends Détente era. US to boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow.
Moscow Olympics 1980, July 19, 1978
Iran Hostage Crisis Shah Pahlavi Ayatollah Khomeini In 1979 a political coup led by Islamic fundamentalist Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Pro-West Shah of Iran.
Iran Hostage Crisis Shah was allowed into the US to seek treatment for cancer. In response to the US action, Iranian students rushed the US embassy in Tehran and took 52 American Hostages Paraded in Tehran Americans hostage. Wreckage from the US Helicopters Sent to free the US Hostages in Iran
Khomeini: Spiritual leader, April 8, 1979
November 4, 1979
Rescue Mission April 1980
Energy Source: Office of Trade and Economic Development, Washington state. Available at: http: //www. cted. wa. gov/energy/archive/FILES/PRFL/docs/key 09/k 09 page. htm
Inflation A Case Study: The March Inflation Rate - April 19, 2006. Source: Econed. org, available at http: //www. econedlink. org/lessons/index. cfm? lesson=EM 685&page=teacher
Interest Rates Source: Christopher D. Merrett, The Future of Rural Communities in a Global Economy, University of Iowa Center for International Finance and Development. Available at: http: //www. uiowa. edu/ifdebook/issues/globalization/perspectives/merrett. shtml
Jimmy Carter: "It comes out fuzzy, " May 21, 1978
Three Mile Island In 1979 a nuclear accident occurred at the power plant located in Three Mile Island, PA. Although the disaster turned out to be not as serious as originally reported it shook American confidence in technology and nuclear power.
The 1980 Presidential Election Ronald Reagan Dem. Jimmy Carter vs. Rep. Ronald Reagan was a 72 year old former actor and Gov of California. Appealing to voters, Reagan promised to lead the US to greatness again. He won the election easily, and soon after his election the Iranian hostages were released.