Jimmy Carter as President: Election, Foreign Policy & Accomplishments


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What was the cornerstone of Carter's foreign policy?

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1. How did the Camp David Accords in 1978 affect international relations?

2. Carter's domestic agenda generally was considered unsuccessful because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Jimmy Carter was elected in 1976 as a Washington outsider who promised to usher in a new era of American politics, which had been severely tarnished by the Watergate scandal. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand Carter's major accomplishments and the challenges and failures that led to his defeat in the 1980 presidential election.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The 1976 presidential election
  • The defining principle of Carter's foreign policy
  • Carter's major achievements
  • Domestic policy accomplishments
  • The 1980 election

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Jimmy Carter's challenges and accomplishments as president
  • Information recall - access what you've learned to identify the cornerstone of Carter's foreign policy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Jimmy Carter as President: Election, Foreign Policy & Accomplishments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Carter's background and political experience
  • List some of Carter's domestic policy accomplishments
  • Describe Carter's failed economic program
  • Explain Carter's approach to foreign policy
  • Cite some of the factors responsible for Carter's defeat in 1980