Carter publicly opposed busing as a method of integrating public schools, limited public appearances with black leaders and actively courted the endorsements of several noted segregationists, including Governor Maddox.
At the Democratic Convention, he was nominated on the first ballot. Carter campaigned hard against President Gerald R.
Carter published Why Not the Best? In particular, Carter has worked effectively as an ex-president to develop community-based health care systems in Africa and Latin America, to oversee elections in fledgling democracies and to promote peace in the Middle East.
With oil prices rising, and in the aftermath of the oil embargo, Carter believed it imperative to cure the United States of its dependence on foreign oil. He was a good student but was seen as reserved and quiet, in contrast to the academy's culture of aggressive hazing of freshmen.
He suspended economic and military aid to Chile, El Salvador and Nicaragua in protest of those regimes' human rights abuses. He leveraged his regional planning work, giving speeches around the district to make himself more visible to potential voters.
A popular anecdote holds that he was passed over for valedictorian after he and his friends skipped school to venture downtown in a hot rod. The seizure as hostages of the U.
On the other hand, Carter felt restricted by the rigidity of the military and yearned to assume a path more like his father's.