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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
             There was not much success on the economy side, even though 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. While Inflation, worsened during his
             tenure. 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. The
             outcome of this doctrine brought few governments of other nations
             accusation of interference in internal affairs, while majority of the world
             A new era in Chinese-American relations was made on 1st January 1979.
             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. 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.
             The foreign policy faced acute hindrances during the last year of

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