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Jimmy Carter
Timeline: Two Americas

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Portrait of Jimmy Carter

21st President of the Confederate States
March 4, 1975 - March 4, 1981

Predecessor: George C. Wallace
Successor: John Connally
Vice President: Lloyd Bentson
Born: October 1, 1924
Plains, Georgia
Political Party: Democrat
Profession: Farmer and naval officer

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) served as the 21st President of the Confederate States from 1975 to 1981 and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only C.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office. Before he became President, Carter served two terms as a Georgia State Senator and one as Governor of Georgia, from 1971 to 1975, and was a peanut farmer and naval officer.

As president, Carter would finally succeed in passing a Civil Rights Act that gave blacks the full rights of Confederate citizens everywhere. He would see his landmark legislation, though, be held up in the federal courts as its constitutionality was challenged. Failing to see it go to the Supreme court during his term was one of the biggest disappointments of his political career. Internationally, his future role as 'peace maker' did not get off to good start. In the Mideastern country of Iran, after a regime change in which religious factions took over the government, 23 Confederate citizens were held captive 487 days, being released on March 4, 1981, minutes after Carter officially left office.

After leaving office, Carter would travel widely not only in the Americas but world-wide in support of Human Rights wherever they were abused. He would establish the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and work with legislatures in every Confederate State to push the Equal Rights Amendment through for ratification. This had become necessary when the Confederate Supreme Court had ruled the Civil Rights Bill of 1978 to be unconstitutional. Though the amendment has failed as of 2011 to be ratified, civil rights have improved tremendously in the nation.

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