PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER




Jimmy Carter
Miller Center (University of Virginia)
http://millercenter.org/president/carter
My Website Spotlight blog post
http://thelearningprofessor.blogspot.com/2012/06/website-spotlight-jimmy-carter.html

Jimmy Carter bio
https://youtu.be/MVlU7F5Gwo8

Miller Center
http://millercenter.org/president/carter

Campaign commercials
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1976

Tempers Flare In Lines for Gasoline in 1979
http://youtu.be/G7SnaMphvug

Camp David Accords
http://youtu.be/jYASjRMEWeA

Sam Donaldson on Jimmy Carter and the Camp David Accords
http://youtu.be/VND0rAvqzcM

Ronald Reagan on The Misery Index
http://youtu.be/FcXODiINQoE

1980 — The Carter Doctrine announced
http://youtu.be/jjcMXKmW28E

The Iranian Revolution: Why It Still Matters Decades Later
http://youtu.be/hoFTDPtT_cY

The Revolution That Led to the Iran We Know Today (WSJ)
http://youtu.be/P82j90p7hYc

Iran Hostage rap
http://youtu.be/c2Yt5ndQNr0

The 1980 Moscow Olympics Boycott | Flashback | NBC News
http://youtu.be/jL_8vpos-Fk

Ask President Carter: How can students advance human rights? (Carter Center)
http://youtu.be/AtqrV2mBB7Y



Election of 1976

Carter took advantage of the reaction against Watergate to defeat Gerald Ford (New York Times)
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/nov-2-1976-carter-defeats-ford-in-presidential-election/

Campaign Commercials (Living Room Candidate)
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1976



Camp David Agreements (1978)

Camp David Accords (1978) (Milestone Documents)
https://www.milestonedocuments.com/documents/view/camp-david-accords

Camp David Peace Treaty 1979 [great front page picture] (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0326.html#article

Peace Talks at Camp David (American Experience)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/carter-peace/

Camp David (Presidential retreat in Maryland)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_David

Obama Commemorates Camp David Accords 30th Anniversary (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/26/AR2009032604176.html

March 26, 1979 | Israel and Egypt Sign Peace Treaty (New York Times)
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/26/march-26-1979-israel-and-egypt-sign-peace-treaty/

Finding Dulcinea: On This Day: Sadat and Begin Sign Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/March/Sadat-and-Begin-Sign-Israel-Egypt-Peace-Treaty.html



Iran Hostage Crisis (1979)

On this day in history, 24 April 1980, the Iranian Hostage Rescue Mission ended in disaster
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hostage-rescue-mission-ends-in-disaster

U.S. permitted deposed Shah to come to the U.S. for cancer treatment.
Iranian Muslim fundamentalists took members of U.S. embassy hostage

Read these articles for context:

The Iran Hostage Crisis—Part I
http://adst.org/2012/10/the-iran-hostage-crisis-part-i/
The Iran Hostage Crisis—Part II
http://adst.org/2012/11/the-iran-hostage-crisis-part-ii/
Tie a Yellow Ribbon — The Iran Hostage Crisis as Seen from the Home Front
http://adst.org/2012/10/tie-a-yellow-ribbon-the-iran-hostage-crisis-as-seen-from-the-home-front/

CIA-assisted coup overthrows government of Iran (History.com This Day in History | 8/19/1953)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cia-assisted-coup-overthrows-government-of-iran

CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB435/

Finding Dulcinea: On This Day: Ayatollah Khomeini Returns From Exile
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/On-this-Day--Ayatollah-Khomeini-Returns-From-Exile.html


Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, 89, the Unwavering Iranian Spiritual Leade

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/06/04/obituaries/ayatollah-ruhollah-khomeini-89-the-unwavering-iranian-spiritual-leader.html



Two Weeks in January: America's secret engagement with Khomeini

[Jimmy Carter presidency]

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36431160


Ousted shah of Iran dies in exile (History.com This Day in History | 7/27/1980)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ousted-shah-of-iran-dies-in-exile

Finding Dulcinea: On This Day: Iran Hostage Crisis Begins
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/On-this-Day--Iran-Hostage-Crisis-Begins.html

Remembering the Iran Hostage Crisis (BBC report)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3978523.stm

In pictures: Iran hostage crisis (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/04/middle_east_iran_hostage_crisis/html/1.stm

A Review of US Presidents’ Policies Towards Iran (Finding Dulcinea)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/international/2009/june/A-Review-of-U-S--Presidents--Policies-Toward-Iran.html

Syria could turn out to be Obama's Tehran hostage crisis (Telegraph)
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100171742/syria-could-turn-out-to-be-obamas-tehran-hostage-crisis/


Unsuccessful US rescue attempt of Iranian Hostages

Personal Account
http://www.sgtmacsbar.com/Stories/Coach/Desert.html

Operation Eagle Claw
http://www.helis.com/featured/eagle_claw.php

The Desert One Debacle (The Atlantic)
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2006/05/the-desert-one-debacle/4803/?single_page=true



Hostages released on Reagan's inauguration (January 20, 1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQJZ3BqfK_Y&feature=related



Human Rights

Basis of Carter's foreign policy.

He was accused of a double standard:

Critical of Soviet Union, Argentina, and Chile

Willing to tolerate U.S. allies (South Korea, the Shah's Iran, Philippines).



Panama Canal Treaty (1977)

Panama Canal Treaty (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/sep07.html

Treaty passed Senate by only one vote.

U.S. gave Canal Zone back to Panama on 12/31/99.

The Panama Canal Zone
http://wps.ablongman.com/wps/media/objects/1483/1518969/DIVI502.jpg



Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979-1988)

Carter Doctrine (1979)

U.S. would defend the Persian Gulf militarily from any Soviet invasion: Afghanistan

U.S. boycott of 1980 Olympic Games

Olympic Boycott, 1980 (Historian of the State Department)
http://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/Olympic



1979 Energy Crisis

Jimmy Carter's Proposed Energy Policy (American Experience)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/carter-energy/



Three Mile Island Nuclear Meltdown

Three Mile Island: Jimmy Carter's Experience with Things Nuclear (American Experience)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/three/peopleevents/pandeAMEX86.html

March 28, 1979 | Nuclear Accident Occurs at Three Mile Island Plant (New York Times)
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/march-28-1979-nuclear-accident-occurs-at-three-mile-island-plant/



Carter lost the 1980 election to Ronald Reagan

Campaign commercials (Living Room Candidate)
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1980



Assessment of Carter Presidency

Everything—domestically as well as internationally—seemed to go against him. He is a fantastic ex–president.



Post-Presidency

Nobel Peace Prize winner

Habitat for Humanity
http://www.habitat.org/how/default_jcwp.aspx

Campaign against Guinea Worm disease (American Experience)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/carter-guinea-worm/