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The Jimmy Carter Presidency

Based on the clues, guess these facts about Jimmy Carter and his presidency.
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First submittedJuly 12, 2013
Last updatedAugust 23, 2019
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His home state
Georgia
His Vice President
Walter Mondale
1976 election opponent
Gerald Ford
1980 election opponent
Ronald Reagan
What the US boycotted in 1980
Olympics
Country the Soviets invaded
Afghanistan
What he farmed prior to
becoming a politician
Peanuts
Country that took fifty-two
American hostages
Iran
Economic indicator that
skyrocketed to 13.5% in 1980
Inflation
Religious denomination
Baptist
Hint
Answer
Wife's name
Rosalynn
His middle name
Earl
Economic problem of 1979
The Energy Crisis
Award he received in 2002
Nobel Peace Prize
Group of people he gave amnesty to
Draft Dodgers
President retreat where Middle East
peace accords were made
Camp David
What he wore in the White House
to stay warm
Sweaters
Charity he is known for supporting
Habitat for Humanity
Nuclear accident of 1979
Three Mile Island
Volcano that erupted in 1980
Mount St. Helens
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level 77
Jul 20, 2013
Most of this happened before I was born, got most of them but did badly comparatively speaking. Probably should have gotten sweaters just on a guess...
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level 70
Jul 22, 2013
I tried just about everything BUT sweaters. duh.
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level 68
Sep 2, 2019
Curious as to what constitutes "everything" without trying sweaters?
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level 61
Sep 2, 2019
Yeah, the question makes it sound like something really memorable. I tried mittens, scarves, knit cap...sweater is so basic that I didn't think it would work, although I suppose if he wore them all the time (like Mr. Rogers), people would associate them with him.
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level 21
Aug 23, 2013
a decent person,who like our current one is just in over his head
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level 50
Jun 25, 2014
Except our current one isn't decent.
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level 79
Sep 2, 2019
smartcookie’s right. Obama was better than decent. But now our current one is not even remotely decent.
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level 46
Sep 2, 2019
Jacktheguy Look at the date for smartcookie17's response.
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level 79
Sep 2, 2019
I did. That’s why I said Obama.
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level 71
Sep 4, 2019
Many of his policies weren't actually bad. People blame him for awful inflation and interest rates - but these were awful before he took office. It was under Carter that the government actually started policies that eventually tamed inflation. His biggest problem was his slow, methodical, micromanagement style.
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level 77
Sep 4, 2019
He also had the temerity to suggest to Americans that greed, selfishness, and mindless consumerism were perhaps not virtues.
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level 43
Aug 30, 2013
It's a good quiz. Got 18 out of 20. Forgot his wifes name..but i never knew what his middle name was.
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
Earl is the middle name of EVERYBODY from Georgia! Even the wimmen!
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level 76
Feb 23, 2015
No Hamilton Jordan, Jody Powell, Bert Lance, or Georgia Mafia questions? You left out the fun stuff.
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level 61
Oct 23, 2016
Was really hoping for a question about the killer rabbit.
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level 76
Oct 23, 2016
LOL. I'd completely forgotten about the killer rabbit attack.
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level 76
May 27, 2015
Got them all, but probably only got his middle name because, like him, I'm also a James Earl...
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level 65
Sep 2, 2019
Wow, you’re really amongst giants, considering there’s also James Earl Jones!
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level 76
Jun 19, 2015
100% with 1:47 leftover. I was working my first job after college while Carter was President so I suppose i paid better attention to current events at the time.
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level 56
Oct 24, 2016
I always found it interesting that Carter installed solar panels on the White House and Reagan removed them
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level ∞
Aug 23, 2019
And one's opinion about this is an interesting litmus test. In the 1970s, solar panels were very inefficient. Carter putting them on the roof was in some ways a complete waste of money. But they represented an aspiration for a future based on renewable energy. The question is this: Should the government be an agent source of social change or not?
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level 71
Sep 4, 2019
Solar PV panels were very inefficient back then. I could be wrong, but I believe they installed solar water heaters, not PV panels. They were pretty darned efficient back then. Maybe not cost effective, but efficient. And once purchased and installed, removing them was a complete and total waste of money.
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level 60
Nov 5, 2016
Liked the man, hated the presidency. Probably worst in modern times based on lack of anything good happening, except maybe Camp David Accords.
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level 77
Aug 16, 2018
Bush has him beat by a comfortable margin and Trump will likely best both of them.
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level 61
Sep 2, 2019
Man, this comment hasn't aged well. Who knew what kind of clustereffery we had in store for us back in November of 2016?
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level 71
Jan 27, 2017
The only modern president I have some respect for. Not because of his presidency, but because he's such a great human being
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level 45
Sep 22, 2017
He's not such a great human being either. Check out his constant praise for Palestinian terrorists, Chavistas, and other assorted lowlifes. He just has a different compass and he follows it to extremes.
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level 71
Dec 30, 2018
He's honest enough to criticize Israel, I give him immense credit for that.
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level 45
Sep 22, 2017
Worst since Harding imo
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level 77
Aug 16, 2018
Not according to those who know what they're talking about. Check out my Best and Worst US Presidents quiz.
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level 69
Sep 2, 2019
Yes, WE DO KNOW what we are talking about. carter was a terrible president.
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level 77
Sep 2, 2019
If you believe Carter is the worst American president since Harding, then, no, you don't know what you are talking about.
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level 38
Sep 2, 2019
IMHO: Carter, Nixon, George W. Bush and Obama had the deck stacked against them from the very beginning of their presidency. They were either dismissed out of hand or demonized for incidents which were either overblown, or not within their power to change; yet not given credit for any successes they may have achieved. I will never forget that the US Hostages held by Iran were conveniently released within hours of Reagan's inauguration... Or that the Iran/Contra scandal happened not long into his presidency. Anyone see nefarious workings there? Yet Carter is vilified as inept while Reagan is hailed as the "great communicator."
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level 51
Sep 7, 2019
st. helens for mount st helens?
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level ∞
Sep 7, 2019
St. Helens would have worked