Jimmy Carter Case Study

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Jimmy Carter, Thoughts From The Peanut Gallery Jimmy Carter is well known for being the 39th president of the United States of America, but what most people are unaware of his love and the effort he put into his peanut farm. Jimmy Carter’s father, Earl Carter, and his mother, Lilian Carter, lived in Plains, Georgia where they owned a few businesses, including: a peanut farm, a warehouse and a little store. When Jimmy was growing up on the farm, three acres of land produced a ton of peanuts, generating about sixty dollars in income, which for the time was excellent return. As a result of this Jimmy Carter’s family became moderately prosperous, making Jimmy Carter the first U.S. president to be born in a hospital. By the time Carter was 10,…show more content…
Department of Justice hired someone to just tear everything apart, go through every peanut shell to try to find something, anything scandalous in Jimmy Carter`s family peanut farm. All that was found was that money was missing because Jimmy Carter’s brother, Billy, lived on the property and used it for some of his bills. Jimmy Carter shared in an interview his thoughts about the investigation. He stated, “It wasn’t just a business—it was the place I called home. Letting go of the family farm was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, but I did it because the American people asked me to”. Jimmy Carter wasn’t upset about giving up his farm, he was upset about how they made him do it. In the very same interview Carter also stated, “I couldn’t help but notice that the current occupant of the White House owns more than 500 companies, has business interests across the Middle East and Asia, and owes hundreds of millions of dollars to banks he is now responsible for regulating. It seems a touch unfair that a bigger fuss was made about my little peanut operation than all his office towers, hotels, and golf courses combined. All I had was a farm.” Nevertheless, if Jimmy Carter would have kept his peanut farm it would be valued at 200 million
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