Jimmy Carter in the Aftermath of the Storm

Review Questions

During the 1976 election campaign, Jimmy Carter famously promised ________.

  1. that he would never start a war
  2. that he would never be unfaithful to his wife
  3. that he had never smoked marijuana
  4. that he would never lie



Carter deregulated several major American industries in an effort to ensure that ________.

  1. companies would become more competitive
  2. airlines would merge
  3. oil prices would rise
  4. consumers would start conserving energy



What were President Carter’s successes in the area of foreign policy?


Carter succeeded in improving U.S. relations with China and engaged in talks with the Soviet Union regarding limiting nuclear weapons. He called attention to human rights abuses on the parts of foreign governments. Finally, he helped Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat lay the groundwork for a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.