Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. He was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, and grew up in a farming family. Carter graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served in the Navy before entering politics. He was known for his commitment to human rights and social justice, and his presidency was marked by several significant achievements, including the Camp David Accords, which led to a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, and the Iran hostage crisis, which was a major challenge for his administration. Despite his accomplishments, Carter's presidency was also marked by high inflation and unemployment, and he lost his re-election bid to Ronald Reagan in 1980. After leaving office, Carter has continued to be involved in humanitarian and political causes, and has written several books.