This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Jimmy Carter and the defining events of his presidency. Both presentations together number 35 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
On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 American hostages. The immediate cause of this action was President Jimmy Carter’s decision to allow Iran’s deposed Shah, a pro-Western autocrat who had been expelled from his country some months before, to come to the United States for cancer treatment.
However, the hostage-taking was about more than the Shah’s medical care: it was a dramatic way for the student revolutionaries to declare a break with Iran’s past and an end to American interference in its affairs. It was also a way to raise the intra- and international profile of the revolution’s leader, the anti-American cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The students set their hostages free on January 21, 1981, 444 days after the crisis began and just hours after President Ronald Reagan delivered his inaugural address. Many historians believe that hostage crisis cost Jimmy Carter a second term as president.
Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidents - Jimmy Carter & The Iran Hostage Crisis and contains 17 slides and covers the following:
Origins of Conflict
Operation Eagle Claw
Eagle Claw Aborted
The 1980 Election
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.