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January 17, 2013 | By NEH Staff

Jimmy Carter

For many Americans, Jimmy Carter was a fresh start after the era of Watergate and Vietnam—a born-again Georgia governor who promised the public, "I'll never lie to you." But the seemingly endless Iran hostage crisis, among other issues, helped make Carter a one-term president, remembered principally for the Camp David peace accords. In an unexpected turnaround, he then became one of America's most popular former presidents through his humanitarian work.

The Presidents: Carter on PBS

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