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.Read More
Did You Know?
The U.S. Department of Education was created during the Carter presidency in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. The mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.