black and white photo of Jimmy Carter's smiling face with white text on a green border
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This button was made for the 1976 election to support the campaign of Jimmy Carter, who ran as a Democrat. When he ran for President Carter was unknown outside of Georgia. This button features his signature grin and was meant to introduce him to voters. Carter was a Southern Baptist, peanut farmer, and Governor of Georgia who cultivated an image of a Washington outsider and promised never to lie to the American people. He won the election against President Gerald Ford and was the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. As President he pardoned draft resistors, worked for the Camp David Accords which helped relations between Israel and Egypt, and created a Department of Education and Department of Energy. He was seen as a weak President who struggled to work with Congress, although he got a surprising amount done behind the scenes. He got very little credit for his achievements, including the Camp David Accords.