The Brief Biography of Jimmy Carter

Portrait of Jimmy Carter

James Earle Carter Jr. was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia. Carter’s parents were both devout Christians. They were members of Plains Baptist Church, and Carter was required to attend Sunday school, where his father taught on occasion. Carter attended Plains High School, which was all-white, while the rest of … Read more

The Personality of Gerald Ford

Portrait of the Gerald Ford

Introduction Many in politics admired Gerald Ford’s degree of trust and honesty. With Spiro Agnew’s departure, Congress nominated him because he told the truth and was recognized by both the Republican and Democratic parties for keeping his word. Gerald Ford was appointed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives because … Read more

The Presidency of Gerald Ford

Portrait of Gerald Ford

Gerald R. Ford was inaugurated as the 38th President on August 9, 1974. After Spiro Agnew resigned, he became Vice President, and after Richard Nixon resigned, he became President. Ford’s domestic policies are notable for lowering inflation and unemployment rates and reducing reliance on foreign energy. In international policy, he dropped tensions … Read more

The Children of Gerald Ford

Portrait of the Ford Family

President Gerald Ford had three boys and one daughter with his wife, Betty Ford. Many Americans perceived the First Family as lively, lively, youthful, and, most all, typical—attributes that helped the American public’s comfort level with Ford, a man they had not chosen as President. He was the only President in American … Read more

The First Lady of Gerald Ford

Portrait of Betty Ford

With a household nickname Betty, Elizabeth Anne Bloomer was born on April 8, 1918, in Chicago, Illinois, to William Bloomer Sr. and Hortense Neahr. Betty was the only daughter of William Bloomer Sr. and Hortense Neahr. Her father worked for the Royal Rubber Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and her mother came … Read more