James Earl Carter Jr. was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. He was the thirty-ninth president of the United States and served as the nation’s chief executive when America faced serious problems abroad. After his presidency, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize a little while later in 2002 for his judicious and advocacy when he made the now successful foundation called the Carter Center which helps and reliefs human suffering and human rights as well. (Hochman, 2012) Jimmy Carter’s father, James Earl Carter Sr., was a straight-forward peanut farmer who owned his own land as well as a warehouse and store. His mother, Bessie Lillian Gordy, was a RN who in the 1920s had broke the racial barriers when she tended to African-American women on health care issues. Carter was a very diligent boy who tried his hardest to keep out of trouble and started working with his father at the age of ten. His all-time favorite hobby was to sit with his father listening to baseball games and politics on the battery-operated radio. His parents were very religious and insisted that Jimmy went to Sunday school. When Carter was a teen, his high school was predominantly white even though the area’s majority was of African-American population. Despite the very ubiquitous segregation, that didn’t stop Jimmy Carter. His two close childhood friends were African-American as were the two most influential adults in life, his nanny Annie Mae Hollis and his father’s former employee Jack Clark. Even though the Great Depression was at an all time high, the Carter family was living in great prosperity and by the late ‘30s his father had already over 200 employees. Jimmy was the first on his father’s side to graduate from high school. (Anonymous, 2013)
After high school, Carter went to go on to college. He studied engineering at Georgia Southwestern Junior College before joining the Naval ROTC program to continue his studies at GIT (Georgia Institute of Technology). He then applied to...
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