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Excerpt from President Jimmy Carter's Farewell Address to the Nation

Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States, served as president from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981.

Given on January 14, 1981 the speech highlighted the importance of protecting and promoting human rights around the world, which had been a cornerstone of the Carter administration's foreign policy efforts.

This is an excerpt of the speech. The full text is available here: http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/documents/speeches/farewell.phtml

Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.

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