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President Carter: The White House Years

by Stuart E. Eizenstat For good or ill, Carter’s presidency was foreshadowed by the way he governed in Georgia. He showed his determination to address tough issues by abolishing and combining three hundred state agencies, boards, and commissions into twenty-two.

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Posted in Modern History

March 21, 1980: Jimmy Carter Announces 1980 Summer Olympics Boycott to Athletes


By Callie Oettinger   President Jimmy Carter’s remarks to members of the U.S. Olympics teams, March 21, 1980: First of all, it’s a real honor for me to be here with all you famous people. I have a great admiration

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Posted in Contemporary History, Sports History

November 4, 1979: The Iran Hostage Crisis

By Ray Takeyh During August 2005, American newspapers and television screens were unexpectedly filled with images of 1979. The scene of the U.S. embassy in Iran being taken over by radical students, effigies of Uncle Sam being burned, and angry

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Posted in Contemporary History

President Carter on the Iran Hostage Crisis and Attempted Rescue

Jimmy Carter Iran Hostage Crisis

By Brian Michael Till What’s the single decision you made as president that you most regret? I would say the hostage rescue effort in Iran in April of 1980. It was a perfectly planned, highly secret, somewhat complex procedure that

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Posted in Contemporary History

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