This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Jimmy Carter and a summary of issues which led up to his election. Both presentations together number 30 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
As the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter struggled to respond to formidable challenges, including a major energy crisis as well as high inflation and unemployment. In foreign affairs, he reopened U.S. relations with China and made attempted to broker peace in the historic Arab-Israeli conflict, but was damaged late in his term by a hostage crisis in Iran.
Carter’s diagnosis of the nation’s “crisis of confidence” did little to boost his sagging popularity, and in 1980 he was soundly defeated in the general election by Ronald Reagan.
In November 1979, a mob of Iranian students stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took its diplomatic staff hostage as a protest against the arrival in the United States of the deposed Iranian shah, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, in order to receive medical treatment. The students had the support of Iran’s revolutionary government, led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Carter stood firm in the tense standoff that followed, but his failure to free the hostages led his government to be perceived as inept and inefficient; this perception increased after the failure of a secret U.S. military mission in April 1980.
After leaving office, Carter built a distinguished career as a diplomat, humanitarian and author, pursuing conflict resolution in countries around the globe. With his wife Rosalynn, Carter established the nonprofit, Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta in 1982. In the decades that followed, he continued his diplomatic activities in many conflict-ridden countries around the globe.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #39 - Jimmy Carter and contains 18 slides and covers the following:
Military & Marriage
Early Political Career
Election of 1976
Bert Lance Affair
A “Crisis of Confidence”
Election of 1980
End of Presentation
In 1972, the Republicans nominated President Richard M. Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew. The Democrats, still split over the war in Vietnam, chose a presidential candidate of liberal persuasion, Senator George McGovern of SD. Senator Thomas F. Eagleton of MO was the vice-presidential choice, but after it was revealed that he had once received electric shock and other psychiatric treatments, he resigned from the ticket. McGovern named Sargent Shriver, director of the Peace Corps, as his replacement.
In 1976, the Democratic party nominated former governor Jimmy Carter of GA for president and Senator Walter Mondale of MN for vice president. The Republicans chose President Gerald Ford and Senator Robert Dole of KS. Richard M. Nixon had appointed Ford, a congressman from MI, as vice president to replace Spiro Agnew, who had resigned amid charges of corruption. Ford became president when Nixon resigned after the House Judiciary Committee voted 3 articles of impeachment because of his involvement in an attempted cover-up of the politically inspired Watergate break-in.
Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1972 & 1976 - Nixon-Carter and contains 12 slides and covers the following:
ELECTION OF 1972
ELECTION OF 1976
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.