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Gerald Ford's Presidency

In the early years of the American Republic, the job of the Vice President of the United States was considered so insignificant that several potential candidates turned the job down when nominated:...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2019, 12:12 pm (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

There is one principle reason and several secondary reasons for Gerald Ford's defeat in the 1976 presidential election. The main reason for Ford's loss was that he pardoned Richard Nixon after the...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2019, 11:15 am (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

Gerald Ford was president for only a short time, a time during which there were not many opportunities for him to distinguish himself in foreign policy. Ford's main accomplishment was probably the...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2011, 5:28 am (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

The Constitution did help to "elevate" Gerald Ford. In one case, the elevation was automatic, in the other, it was not. The 25th Amendment was ratified in 1967. It provided for a new way of...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2012, 11:06 pm (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

Upon the resignation of then-President Richard Nixon, the Constitution stipulates the vice president of the United States becomes president. The former majority speaker of the House had assumed the...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2019, 11:37 am (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

There is, of course, no objectively correct answer for this. People can and do argue this from both sides. On the one side, we can say Ford’s action was improper. Nixon had almost certainly...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2013, 4:29 am (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

In 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned from office due to the Watergate scandal. His vice president, Gerald Ford, automatically took over under the terms of article 2, section 1, clause 6 of the...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019, 11:20 am (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

The policy of détente was formulated during the Nixon Administration primarily by Henry Kissinger, the National Security Advisor and later Secretary of State under Nixon and Gerald Ford. Nixon had...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2016, 2:44 pm (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

The oldest president to be elected to office was Ronald Reagan, who was 69 when he took office in 1981. Some more interesting facts about the ages of US presidents: The oldest elected president...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2008, 8:36 am (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

The best answer of the ones given here is clearly C. There are certainly other reasons why Ford had such a hard time during his presidency but none of these other reasons (other than C) is...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2011, 6:17 am (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

There are many Americans who will always believe that Gerald Ford had a tacit understanding with President Nixon that if Nixon had to resign Ford would give him a blanket pardon for any crimes he...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2012, 12:52 pm (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

This is a challenging question, to say the least. Gerald Ford was only President for three years (1974-77) and so had little opportunity to make his mark in the White House. As he freely admitted...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2019, 11:32 am (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

Both presidents are perceived as being ineffective because of their inability to address the economic and social crises of the time period. They both were perceived as smaller than the mandate of...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2010, 5:52 am (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

Gerald Ford, who was selected as Vice President Agnew's successor after Agnew resigned for corruption, knew by August 5, 1974, as did the rest of the country, that Nixon had illegally attempted to...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2019, 11:41 am (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

The answer to this question is C. Only C or D would be possible and the correct answer of those two is C. Only the President of the United States can pardon someone for a federal conviction (or,...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2011, 5:48 am (UTC)

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Gerald Ford's Presidency

The Constitution did not have very much to do with Watergate because President Nixon was never impeached. It is very likely that he would have been impeached and convicted if he had not resigned,...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2016, 5:49 pm (UTC)

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