Jimmy Carter Human Rights Speech

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Jimmy Carter – Human Rights Speech James “Jimmy” Carter spoke of Human Rights often. He first addressed this in his inauguration speech. He would continue to address this important issue many times while in office, and many more times after leaving office. He spoke on this issue with clear feeling and hope that we all would see how important this topic was and how much it affected all of us. Carter was already speaking up for the less fortunate when he was Governor. He spoke out against racial segregation in his Governor’s inauguration speech and worked on many reforms that help the people. He ensured that state aid to schools went to the poor areas of Georgia and not just to the wealthy. He set up programs for mentally handicapped children and made more programs available to convicts. Even as a governor Carter was a champion for the less fortunate. Jimmy Carter, Jr. was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. He was the 39th President of the United States and he was the first President to be born in a hospital. (www.biography.com). Carter came from several generations of Georgians. Many of his ancestors fought in the American Revolution. After high school he attended Georgia Southwestern College and later attended the Naval Academy. Carter graduation from the Naval Academy and planned to make the Navy a career. He got married to Rosalynn Smith while he was in the Navy. Julie M. Phillips When his father passed in 1953, Carter was needed at home to run the family business and therefore resigned his commission in the Navy. (www.wikipedia.org) He would eventually be very successful at running the family’s peanut farm. In the early years, Carter began his political career by serving on local boards and governing boards at hospitals and libraries. In 1961 he was elected to the U.S. Senate. This was an election that he worn after he challenged
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