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Jimmy Carter Speeches

Considered "a better man than he was a president", Jimmy Carter ushered America into the 1980s.

Jimmy Carter Speeches

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Jimmy Carter
The British morning newspaper The Independent wrote of Jimmy Carter "Carter is widely considered a better man than he was a President". Carter's presidency did, in fact, have a number of successes, but popular history will remember it as the administration that mishandled the Iran Hostage Crisis and gave the economy "stagflation". Carter is one of four U.S. Presidents to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace, but the only one to receive the award after his term of office.

Jimmy Carter Naval AcademyJimmy Carter does not fit into the "born in a log-cabin" mold of Presidents (he was the first U.S. President born in a hospital), but he is decidedly a self made man. Carter was the son of a prominent businessman in Plains, Georgia. He was a good student and won acceptance to the Naval Academy in 1943. As a junior officer in the post war Navy, Carter saw his best opportunities in the Submarine corps and applied for the Nuclear Power program under then Captain Hyman Rickover. The standards for equipment and officers set by Rickover are the stuff of legend, and Carter's career was on a fast track.

When his father died in 1953, Carter resigned his commission to run the family business. Although the senior Carter had been a wealthy man, Jimmy received only a small inheritance and found the business was in serious trouble. He went to the local library to learn the science of running a peanut farm, and barely broke even the first year. With the help of his wife Rosalynn, the Carter Farm and Warehouse eventually made Jimmy a wealthy man.

Jimmy Carter has had a lifelong commitment to his Christian Faith. He served as Sunday School teacher for most of his live, and his entry into politics was an extension of his voluntarism. He began by serving on several local boards for schools, libraries, hospitals and the like. He served two terms in the Georgia State Senate during the 1960s. In 1966, he considered running for the U.S. Congress, but when Republican Howard Calloway announced he would run for Governor of Georgia, Carter decided to oppose him. When Carter lost in the primary, he returned to his farm and agricultural business.

Jimmy Carter Peanut FieldWhile tending the farm, Carter had time to begin planning his 1970 run for governor. Although he did not believe in segregation, Carter said things that segregationists wanted to hear. For his own reasons, he opposed school busing and favored private schools, both part of the segregationist agenda. Much to the chagrin of those favoring segregation, after his election Carter stated "the time for racial discrimination is over. Never again should a black child be deprived of an equal right to health care, education, or the other privileges of society."

When Carter told his family of his decision to run for president in 1976 his mother's reply was "President of what?" Most of Washington was still muddied from Watergate. As an outsider and a dynamic and hard-working campaigner, Carter did remarkably well in the primaries and had a significant lead on President Gerald Ford after the conventions. Ford gained ground during the campaign but still lost in November.

Ronald Reagan & Jimmy Carter DebateCarter's presidency was marked by growing inflation and national malaise. There were high-points of the administration, including the deregulation of the beer industry (which had the effect of legalizing craft home brewing, the basis of the modern Micro Brew industry) and the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt. More attention is focused on the negative aspects of the period; the Three Mile Island nuclear emergency, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the resulting U.S. Boycott of the Moscow Olympics, and the Iran Hostage Crisis. Carter was handily defeated by "the great communicator" Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Carter left his peanut farm in a blind trust during while President to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest. The fund was mismanaged, and when Carter left the Presidency he was more than $1 million in debt. However, he has been able to establish the Carter Center, which has done extensive work to eradicate disease and poverty in Africa, and help to resolve conflicts in Haiti, Bosnia, North Korea and other countries around the world. He has made significant contributions of money and time to Habitat For Humanity.

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      42 shows - total playtime 19 hours 11 minutes
      1. JC 080429 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      2. JC 760000 Why Not the Best.mp3
      3. JC 760715 Our Nations Presidential Nomination DNC NYC.mp3
      4. JC 760716 Acceptance Speech.mp3
      5. JC 760923 First Presidential Debate.mp3
      6. JC 761006 Second Presidential Debate.mp3
      7. JC 761023 Third Presidential Debate.mp3
      8. JC 761102 Victory Speech.mp3
      9. JC 770202 American People Remarks From White House Library.mp3
      10. JC 770208 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      11. JC 770223 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      12. JC 770317 United Nations Address Before General Assembly.mp3
      13. JC 770415 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      14. JC 770420 Natl Energy Plan Delivered Joint Session Congress.mp3
      15. JC 770512 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      16. JC 770522 Univ Notre Dame Address Commencement Exercises.mp3
      17. JC 770630 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      18. JC 770712 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      19. JC 770713 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      20. JC 770728 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      21. JC 770907 Panama Canal Treaties Signing Ceremony.mp3
      22. JC 770921 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      23. JC 771004 United Nations Address Before General Assembly.mp3
      24. JC 771108 National Energy Plan Address Nation.mp3
      25. JC 771120 Pres A.Alsadat Israel-Depart First Baptist Church.mp3
      26. JC 771229 Overseas Trip Remarks Departure From White House.mp3
      27. JC 771230 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      28. JC 780119 State Of Union Delivered Joint Session Of Congress.mp3
      29. JC 780917 Pres Anwar Alsadat Egypt PM Menahem Begin Israel.mp3
      30. JC 790123 State Union Address Before Joint Session Congress.mp3
      31. JC 790715 Address Nation Energy Natl Goals Malaise Speech.mp3
      32. JC 791112 Oil Imports Iran Annc Discontinuance US Imports.mp3
      33. JC 800104 Address Nation On Soviet Invasion Of Afghanistan.mp3
      34. JC 800123 State Union Address Joint Session Of Congress.mp3
      35. JC 800219 American Legion Remarks Annual Conference.mp3
      36. JC 800425 Rescue Attempt American Hostages In Iran.mp3
      37. JC 800505 League Of Women Voters Remarks QA.mp3
      38. JC 800814 Acceptance Speech.mp3
      39. JC 801106 Concession Speech.mp3
      40. JC 801128 Presidential Debate In Cleveland.mp3
      41. JC 810114 Farewell Address.mp3
      42. JC 810120 Final Hours as President.mp3
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    42 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 19 hours, 11 min
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      42 shows - total playtime 19 hours 11 minutes
      1. JC 080429 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      2. JC 760000 Why Not the Best.mp3
      3. JC 760715 Our Nations Presidential Nomination DNC NYC.mp3
      4. JC 760716 Acceptance Speech.mp3
      5. JC 760923 First Presidential Debate.mp3
      6. JC 761006 Second Presidential Debate.mp3
      7. JC 761023 Third Presidential Debate.mp3
      8. JC 761102 Victory Speech.mp3
      9. JC 770202 American People Remarks From White House Library.mp3
      10. JC 770208 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      11. JC 770223 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      12. JC 770317 United Nations Address Before General Assembly.mp3
      13. JC 770415 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      14. JC 770420 Natl Energy Plan Delivered Joint Session Congress.mp3
      15. JC 770512 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      16. JC 770522 Univ Notre Dame Address Commencement Exercises.mp3
      17. JC 770630 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      18. JC 770712 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      19. JC 770713 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      20. JC 770728 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      21. JC 770907 Panama Canal Treaties Signing Ceremony.mp3
      22. JC 770921 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      23. JC 771004 United Nations Address Before General Assembly.mp3
      24. JC 771108 National Energy Plan Address Nation.mp3
      25. JC 771120 Pres A.Alsadat Israel-Depart First Baptist Church.mp3
      26. JC 771229 Overseas Trip Remarks Departure From White House.mp3
      27. JC 771230 Presidents News Conference.mp3
      28. JC 780119 State Of Union Delivered Joint Session Of Congress.mp3
      29. JC 780917 Pres Anwar Alsadat Egypt PM Menahem Begin Israel.mp3
      30. JC 790123 State Union Address Before Joint Session Congress.mp3
      31. JC 790715 Address Nation Energy Natl Goals Malaise Speech.mp3
      32. JC 791112 Oil Imports Iran Annc Discontinuance US Imports.mp3
      33. JC 800104 Address Nation On Soviet Invasion Of Afghanistan.mp3
      34. JC 800123 State Union Address Joint Session Of Congress.mp3
      35. JC 800219 American Legion Remarks Annual Conference.mp3
      36. JC 800425 Rescue Attempt American Hostages In Iran.mp3
      37. JC 800505 League Of Women Voters Remarks QA.mp3
      38. JC 800814 Acceptance Speech.mp3
      39. JC 801106 Concession Speech.mp3
      40. JC 801128 Presidential Debate In Cleveland.mp3
      41. JC 810114 Farewell Address.mp3
      42. JC 810120 Final Hours as President.mp3
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    42 recordings on 14 Audio CDs. Total playtime 12 hours, 44 min
    42 recordings on 14 Audio CDs
    total playtime 12 hours, 44 min

    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A001

    1. JC 080429 Presidents News Conference
    2. JC 760000 Why Not the Best
    3. JC 760715 Our Nations Presidential Nomination DNC NYC
    4. JC 760716 Acceptance Speech
    5. JC 761102 Victory Speech

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A002

    1. JC 770202 American People Remarks From White House Library
    2. JC 770208 Presidents News Conference

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A003

    1. JC 770223 Presidents News Conference
    2. JC 770317 United Nations Address Before General Assembly
    3. JC 770415 Presidents News Conference

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A004

    1. JC 770420 Natl Energy Plan Delivered Joint Session Congress
    2. JC 770512 Presidents News Conference

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A005

    1. JC 770522 Univ Notre Dame Address Commencement Exercises
    2. JC 770630 Presidents News Conference
    3. JC 770712 Presidents News Conference

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A006

    1. JC 770713 Presidents News Conference
    2. JC 770728 Presidents News Conference
    3. JC 770907 Panama Canal Treaties Signing Ceremony

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A007

    1. JC 770921 Presidents News Conference
    2. JC 771004 United Nations Address Before General Assembly
    3. JC 771108 National Energy Plan Address Nation
    4. JC 771120 Pres A.Alsadat Israel-Depart First Baptist Church
    5. JC 771229 Overseas Trip Remarks Departure From White House

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A008

    1. JC 771230 Presidents News Conference

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A009

    1. JC 780119 State Of Union Delivered Joint Session Of Congress
    2. JC 780917 Pres Anwar Alsadat Egypt PM Menahem Begin Israel

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A010

    1. JC 790123 State Union Address Before Joint Session Congress
    2. JC 790715 Address Nation Energy Natl Goals Malaise Speech
    3. JC 791112 Oil Imports Iran Annc Discontinuance US Imports

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A011

    1. JC 800104 Address Nation On Soviet Invasion Of Afghanistan
    2. JC 800123 State Union Address Joint Session Of Congress
    3. JC 800219 American Legion Remarks Annual Conference
    4. JC 800425 Rescue Attempt American Hostages In Iran
    5. JC 800505 League Of Women Voters Remarks QA

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A012

    1. JC 800814 Acceptance Speech
    2. JC 801106 Concession Speech

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A013

    1. JC 810114 Farewell Address

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    Jimmy Carter Speeches Disc A014

    1. JC 810120 Final Hours as President

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