James Earl Carter.
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In Part One of our series, we discussed the persistent attempts on the right to draw parallels between the Carter and Biden administrations. We looked at the rise of James Earl Carter from humble beginnings on a farm, to the Naval Academy and into the governor’s office in Georgia. Each step of his early journey offers insight into the development of his worldview and governing style. In Part Two, we do a deep dive into the first half of the White House years to understand the challenges that faced the new administration, some significant early legislative wins and the undercurrent of trouble brewing on the horizon.
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- 00:01:11 | Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies: Jan. 20, 1977- Inaugural Ceremonies for Jimmy Carter
- 00:10:54 | Miller Center: President Jimmy Carter - Report to the Nation on Energy
- 00:15:02 | Saturday Night Live: Ask President Carter
- 00:25:52 | Jimmy Carter Panama Canal Treaty Signing Sept 7 1977
- Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute: The Panama Canal and the Torrijos-Carter Treaties
- The New York Times: Jimmy Carter’s Unheralded Legacy
- The Atlantic: The Passionless Presidency
- Vox: The Republican myth of Ronald Reagan and the Iran hostages, debunked
- Politico: The Humiliating Handshake and the Near-Fistfight that Broke the Democratic Party
- Brookings: Today’s global economy is eerily similar to the 1970s, but governments can still escape a stagflation episode
- Kai Bird: The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter
- David Rockefeller: Memoirs