Jimmy Carter's Presidency
Carter is inaugurated the thirty ninth president for the united states
Carter warns of the Soviet threat in a foreign policy address at Wake Forest University
Potential Soviet Threat
Congress passes Emergency Natural Gas Act, authorizing the President to deregulate natural gas prices due to a shortage in supply
Emergency natural Gas ACt
The Carter administration grants full diplomatic status to the People's Republic of China
Carter granted diplomatic status
A Washington Post poll gives Carter the lowest approval rating of any President in three decades
Approval Ratings Low
Carter signs a bill establishing the Department of Education and appoints Shirley Hufstedler as its secretary.
Department of Education established
Reaches the lowest mark of any president since 1945
Reagan wins election
Carter loses election to Ronald Reagan, winning only 49 electoral votes
to Reagan's 489.