morena asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

How did President Carter's foreign-policy approach differ from that of Nixon and Ford?

Which do you believe was more effective? Why?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    President Carter came into office stating that the United States had done some bad things in the past (supported violent coups in Guatamala and Chile, supported the military government in Argentina, etc) but that it would not continue to do so. That the United States would work with other countries with respect and trust, that the United States would become a gentle giant and work towards peace and human rights.

    While this was very idealistic, even I must admit that many of the results were not what President Carter had wanted. The withdrawal of aid to Somoza did not convince the repressive regime to get in line, instead it became so violent and unstable that it ushered in a Marxist revolution under Daniel Ortega. On the other hand, much of Latin America looks much more kindly on the United States today specifically because of this and because President Carter was willing to negotiate the return of the Canal Zone to Panama.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The highlight of the Carter foreign policy came on March 26, 1979, with the signing of a peace treaty by Israeli Premier Menahem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat. The so-called Camp David accord represented a high point in the Carter presidency, although later negotiations to implement it foundered.

    http://www.virtualclassroom.net/tvc/nixonp/sld008....

    http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1231-20.htm

  • 1 decade ago

    you must understand carter was proberly the worst president we have ever had to endure, god knows how we endured. on his approach he choose weakness and was pounced on by russia, iran, ect. hey he gave us the 55mph speed limit, the gas lines, double-didget inflation, and the day the stock market dropped below 500. when was easily defeated by reagan the sun came out, thank god he out to pasture.

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