• Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Visitor Center- Plains High School

    Jimmy Carter

    National Historic Site Georgia

A Rural Beginning

Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The rural southern culture of Plains, Georgia, that revolves around farming, church and school, had a large influence in molding the character and in shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States.

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President Carter as he gives his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

Three of the four Presidents (Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter), who were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, have ties to Georgia. More...