President Gerald Ford Essay

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President Gerald Ford


Outline


I. Introduction

II. Early Life

III. Presidency

IV. Conclusion

V. Bibliography

Introduction

Ford may not be the most important president during his time, but he
did more than some presidents did for the people. One of them was raising
their spirits and hopes for the people to the government. He helped people
gain confidence in their president again after losing confidence with Nixon.
He set new records and started getting the United States on its feet again
after having a very hard time in the past. He started his presidency with
an oath on August 9, 1974 which he said - "Our long national nightmare is
over (4, page 422)" which started his
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He joined
the Navy and was discharged as lieutenant commander.

He married Elizabeth Bloomer Warren and entered the Republican primary
in Michigan during 1948. November, he was elected to the House of
Representatives and was reelected every two years till 1973. In the House,
he was know to be a moderately conservative, hardworking member of the
Republican Party. In 1965, he was the Republican House leader.(1,page1)
While in the House of Representatives, he announced:

"A Republican of the President's domestic policies...It's going to be
rough going for him around here. Congress will write the laws, not
the executive branch." (3, page 29)

Presidency

After Agnew resigned, Ford was then nominated as Vice President from
the House of Representatives. About six months later, The Watergate
scandal forced Nixon to resign. Ford set records as the 1st president in
history who had not been chosen in a national election as President or
Vice-President. He soon pardoned Nixon for the crimes he might of commited
during office. Ford wanted people to look ahead and stop worrying about
Nixon and Watergate. As soon as he got in office, the country had an
economic slump which had a recession combined with inflation causing a
stagflation. He had other problems too, he had a running battle with the
Democratic Congress. He had vetoed 61 bills and had 12 vetoes overridden.
The…

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