Successes and Failure of Carters Presidency

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The first year tenure of Carter's presidency bought some changes in the political arena with revision in the Administration of the Social Security system that in turned increased both the wage base and rate of taxation, in order to produce the revenue required to continue the program. On the contrary, he also sent a complete energy program to Congress, to get a prompt approval, which unfortunately became the subject of an ongoing congressional argument. However, before his second year was completed his important successes include a bill to deregulate natural gas. This was a part of his original energy package and to evaluate and facilitate him to sort out the Federal Civil Service. There was not much success on the economy side, even t Continue...


A new era in Chinese-American relations was made on 1st January 1979. hough the economy of United States continued to get better, but the growth rate seemed to be caught at around five percent of GNP, and unemployment on the other hand continued to afflict. The outcome of this doctrine brought few governments of other nations accusation of interference in internal affairs, while majority of the world leaders well received it. He also made efforts to get permanent peace in the Middle East, resulting in the signing of a Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel on March 26, 1979. This is considered to be Carter's most ambitious foreign policy achievement. Since President Carter was not able to persuade Iran to release them he gave order a military rescue mission that resulted in failure and in the deaths of eight American servicemen. Lastly, he also suffered with serious domestic problems, chiefly the economy and energy as increasing oil and food prices, brought a slowdown in the economy, along with double digit inflation which approached fourteen percent in 1979 and reached to more than twenty percent in 1980, plaguing all Americans. At the same time in his foreign policy Carter announced that relations of the United States with other countries would be based on a point for the rights of humans -the Carter "human rights" policy. While Inflation, worsened during his tenure. The foreign policy faced acute hindrances during the last year of President Carter as his representatives had concluded seven years of planned arms restrictions talks with the Soviet Union when he and the Soviet chairman signed the SALT II treaty. Additionally, in November 1979, militants in Iran seized the United States Embassy in Tehran and took around sixty Americans as hostages. This was the initial steps towards normalization which began with Richard Nixon's trip to Beijing in 1972 that concluded in full diplomatic relations between the United States and China. This is considered to be one of the main reasons for his defeat in the 1980 presidential elections.