The Carter Center observes the Cherokee Nation elections in Oklahoma.
The Carter Center helps field a team of 100 observers to the Indonesian parliamentary elections.
President Clinton presents former president Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.
Carter calls for the Indonesian government to move swiftly to maintain order in East Timor, where armed pro-integration militias are terrorizing the populace in the wake of the August 30 balloting.
The Carters and former Botswana President Ketumile Masire lead a team of observers to the Mozambique general elections.
Carter Center observers visit Lima and find that Peru's election process does not yet meet international standards for democratic elections.
Carter Center observers in the Dominican Republic praise the elections yet call for improvements in the voting process.
The Carter Center withdraws from observing Peru's presidential run-off election, citing conditions that would make a fair election impossible.
Carter leads a delegation to observe Mexico's presidential elections. The country elects a new president, Vicente Fox, breaking 71 years of rule by the governing PRI party.
The Carter Center observes elections in Venezuela. The elections go smoothly, although delegation members note some technical problems with the electronic vote tabulation machines.
Carter is the first American president to visit Cuba in over 40 years. He calls for the decades-old U.S. trade embargo of Cuba, and challenges Cuban president Fidel Castro to introduce democratic reforms.
The Carter Center celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Carter receives the Nobel Peace Prize for "his decades of untiring efforts to find peaceful solutions to international conflict."
My American Experience
Who was your favorite 20th-century American president? Was it FDR? Kennedy? Reagan? Or one of the other 14 men who helped usher the United Sates through the 1900s? Who do you think was the most influential?