James Earl Carter (Part Three).

On the heels of multiple domestic and foreign policy successes, the Carter Administration headed into 1979 brimming with hope and optimism. And the American people were mostly supportive of their humble president who helped return some dignity and sanity to the Oval Office. But trouble was brewing from within the Democratic ranks, the global economy and several bad actors abroad that would coalesce seemingly overnight to challenge the president.

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Begin, Carter, and Sadat at a ceremony in September, 1978. Carter is in focus and has his hand over his heart with his eyes closed.

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  • Central Intelligence Agency from Washington, D.C., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Changes were made.