Video comprehension questions: What jobs did Jimmy Carter have before being elected president in 1976?



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Citizen Carter


VIDEO COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS:

1. What jobs did Jimmy Carter have before being elected president in 1976?

2. Why have Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter chosen to work with the Habitat for Humanity Project?

3. What lessons, taught by his parents, later influenced Jimmy Carter's life?

4. Why was Jimmy Carter an attractive presidential candidate in 1976?

5. What was the significance in Carter's successful negotiation of the Middle East Peace Treaty?

6. What impact did President Carter's "malaise speech" have on his political career?

7. Why was the Carter Center established?

8. What was the Carter administration's last major piece of successful legislation?

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Citizen Carter
VIDEO COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

1. What jobs did Jimmy Carter have before being elected president in 1976?

Carter was a peanut farmer and the governor of Georgia for one term before becoming a presidential candidate in 1976.



2. Why have Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter chosen to work with the Habitat for Humanity Project?

The Carters have chosen to participate in the Habitat for Humanity program because it gives them a chance to practice their own religious convictions.



3. What lessons, taught by his parents, later influenced Jimmy Carter's life?

Jimmy Carter's father taught him self-reliance and discipline, while his mother's dedication to serving others helped shape his values.



4. Why was Jimmy Carter an attractive presidential candidate in 1976?

Jimmy Carter was an attractive candidate for President in 1976 because people were looking for someone who had ethics, morals values, and honesty.



5. What was the significance in Carter's successful negotiation of the Middle East Peace Treaty?

Carter's successful negotiation of the Middle East Peace Treaty was significant because no President in 30 years had been able to negotiate such a treaty until Carter forged the historic agreement between Israel and Egypt.



6. What impact did President Carter's "malaise speech" have on his political career?

Politically, the malaise speech was a disaster and contributed to Carter's defeat by Reagan in 1980.



7. Why was the Carter Center established?

The Carters established the Carter Center in Atlanta to continue their work. Carter uses his diplomatic skills to negotiate conflicts and monitor elections in the Third World.



8. What was the Carter administration's last major piece of successful legislation?

Carter successfully negotiated the establishment of the Alaska Lands Bill which set aside huge tracks of land for Native Americans and preserved the wilderness in its natural state.



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