Jimmy Carter: His Childhood, Upbringing Term Paper

Length: 4 pages Sources: 6 Subject: Mythology - Religion Type: Term Paper Paper: #92349380 Related Topics: Pro Choice Abortion, Nuclear Energy, Childhood Development, Presidential Debate
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These policies blurred the state and church boundary. In the end he could not satiate the religious right elements completely and got severe criticism from leftist and feminist groups. His religious stance got him the presidency and it was also the religion that got him out of the office.

Primary Source Bibliography

Jimmy Carter: His Childhood, Upbringing & Presidency

Books

Carter, Jimmy. (1996). A Government as Good as Its People. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press.

This volume presents sixty-two of the best and most notable public statements made by Jimmy Carter on his way to becoming president of the United States. Excerpts from the debates with President Ford, Interviews, speeches and news conferences of Jimmy Carter, made on the road to the White House. He speaks on such topics as crime, poverty, nuclear energy, foreign policy and human rights annd thus this book can be a good insight on Carter's ideals.

Carter, Jimmy. (1996). Living Faith. New York: Times Books.

This is an autobiography by President Carter that focuses on his spiritual faith specifically. He shares his struggles from childhood to manhood, from his presidency to his work at the Carter Center and Habitat for Humanity. Carter's deep faith is rooted in his family and community, and he traces the growth and development of his faith through his career in the Navy and various political offices. Living Faith gives as much weight to Carter's remembrances about growing up and living in Plains, Georgia, as to the Iran hostage crisis, the infamous Playboy interview, and the other events of Carter's political life and thus providing a solid understanding for this particular paper.

Websites

The "Crisis of Confidence" Speech delivered on television by Jimmy Carter on July 15, 1979. Available on Website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carter/filmmore/ps_crisis.html

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Easy to access and download these kinds of material can be a lot of help.

Secondary Source Bibliography

Jimmy Carter: His Childhood, Upbringing & Presidency

Books

Ebel, H. & deMause, L. (1997). Jimmy Carter and American Fantasy: Psychohistorical Explorations. Two Continents / Psychohistory Press. New York.

Fantasy analysis is a technique for examining an historical record such as a newspaper article, Congressional committee transcript or Presidential speech and picking out the body language, metaphors, repetitive phrases, similes, strong feelings and symbolic terms and then determining their common themes. The result is an understanding of the shared, un-conscious meaning of the record. The psychohistorian is thus provided with a valuable tool for getting beneath the formality and defensiveness of the manifest content to underlying feelings and fantasies. Fantasy analysis was first described in Jimmy Carter and American Fantasy, ed. Lloyd deMause and Henry Ebel and so this book can be considered good in analyzing the impact of faith on Carter's life & presidency.

Articles

Flint, a. & Porter, J. (2005). Jimmy Carter: The Re-emergence of Faith-Based Politics and the Abortion Rights Issue. Presidential Studies Quarterly. Vol: 35. Issue: 1.

Andrew R. Flint is lecturer in American History at University of Wales, Swansea, UK.

Joy Porter is lecturer in the Department of American Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. In this article, writers explain the current re-evaluation of the Carter presidency through a detailed examination of the enduring impact of his evangelical Christian faith upon modern American political discourse in an effective manner. This article shows the key issue that marked the intrusion of highly contentious religious-cultural issues into the political debate was abortion.

Websites

Jimmy Carter' Websites

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter&

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jc39.html

Wikipedia encyclopedia & Whitehouse are good internet sources for all sorts of information on all American Presidents and foreign policy and national issues adopted by them. A great deal of information is also available on Jimmy Carter and related topics.

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Bibliography

Jimmy Carter: His Childhood, Upbringing & Presidency

Books

Ebel, H. & deMause, L. (1997). Jimmy Carter and American Fantasy: Psychohistorical Explorations. Two Continents / Psychohistory Press. New York.

Fantasy analysis is a technique for examining an historical record such as a newspaper article, Congressional committee transcript or Presidential speech and picking out the body language, metaphors, repetitive phrases, similes, strong feelings and symbolic terms and then determining their common themes. The result is an understanding of the shared, un-conscious meaning of the record. The psychohistorian is thus provided with a valuable tool for getting beneath the formality and defensiveness of the manifest content to underlying feelings and fantasies. Fantasy analysis was first described in Jimmy Carter and American Fantasy, ed. Lloyd deMause and Henry Ebel and so this book can be considered good in analyzing the impact of faith on Carter's life & presidency.


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