Jimmy Carter

Political Offices

When did he become Georgia’s governor?

A revitalized Carter who had become a born-again Christian ran again for governor and won in 1970. He became a leader of the “New South” movement, calling for an end to racial discrimination and segregation. He improved government efficiency by merging various bureaucracies. He introduced a system where certain government officials—such as judges—were selected based on merit rather than political connections.


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