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Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was a champion of human rights and democracy, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

Presidential Facts

  • Jimmy Carter was raised on a peanut farm in Plains, Georgia before attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Carter sought to put a stronger emphasis on human rights, negotiating a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1979.
  • In 1982, Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, founded the Carter Center, a non-governmental organization that works for human rights. He is also a key member of Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit charity that builds affordable housing.
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Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.

Jimmy Carter