President Ford

  • Gerald Ford - elected as president

    Gerald Ford - elected as president
    Vice president Ford becomes President. He is the only president that was not elected by the public .
    He was a republican.
  • Nixon resigns

    Nixon resigns
    President Nixon resigns and becoms the first President to step down. He resigns because of the Watergate scandal.
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    38th President of the United States

  • Pardoning Nixon

    Pardoning Nixon
    Ford pardons Nixon for any crimes he may have committed against the United States while President, believing it to be in the "best interests of the country"
  • Presidency

    He must remain satisfied to be remembered as a congressional president whose historic role it was to mop up the dregs of the two most damaging episodes in the history of the modern White House, the Watergate affair and the Vietnam War.
  • Watergate scandal - trial

    The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s, following a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. President Richard Nixon's administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. The Watergate cover up trials of Mitchell, Haldeman, and Ehrlichman are completed; all are found guilty of the charges.
  • Microsoft

    Bill Gates founds Microsoft, which in time will dominate the home computer operating system market.
  • Operation Eagle Pull

    Operation Eagle Pull was the American evacuation by air of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • End of Vietnam War

    End of Vietnam War
    Ford gave a speech at Tulane University. In that speech, he announced that the Vietnam War was over " far as America is concerned". The announcement was met with a major applause.
  • The fall of Saigon

    The fall of Saigon
    Also known as the event that ended the Vietnam War. North Vietnamese forces captued Siagon the capitol of South Vietnam.
  • Lessons Learned from Vietnam War

    President Ford directed the National Security Council to analyze the lessons learned from the Vietnam War. The NSC staff completed a draft report on May 12 1975
    The the raport itself was never compleated.
  • Ford almost got killed

    Two women attempted assassination on Ford in California
  • End of presidency

    End of presidency
    He was not re-elected.