This is a 19 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidents - #38 - Gerald R Ford - Summary. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Gerald R Ford was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from 1974 to 1977. Prior to this he was the 40th Vice President of the United States, serving from 1973 until President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974.
He was the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, following the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew on October 10, 1973 and becoming president upon Richard Nixon's departure on August 9, 1974.
Shortly after taking office, Ford pardoned Nixon for any crimes he may have committed as president. The presidential pardon meant that Nixon would never have to face criminal charges over his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Ford understood that his decision to pardon Nixon could have political consequences, and it probably cost him the presidency in 1976. That year, he lost a close election to Democrat Jimmy Carter. Ford took the loss in stride, however, telling friends that he had planned to retire from Congress that year anyway.
He viewed his brief tenure in the Oval Office as an unexpected bonus at the end of a long career in politics. Ford often said that he was pleased to have had the opportunity to help the nation emerge from the shadow of Watergate.
The presentation covers the following:
Background Summaries (2)
Route to the Presidency
Education & Military
Marriage & Family
Early Political Career
Agnew Out, Ford In
Nixon Out, Ford In
The Nixon Pardon
End of Presentation
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