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    Ford Election Eve Program

    The Republican National Committee presented a broadcast in support of President Gerald Ford’s 1976 presidential campaign. The program featured insights and testimonials from politicians and…

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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Former Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) and President Ford met in San Francisco for the second of three presidential debates prior to the 1976 presidential election. The two men stood at…

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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Former Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) and President Ford met in Philadelphia for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 1976 presidential election. While standing at separate…

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    1976 Presidential Endorsement Speech

    Former Governor Reagan made remarks in favor of the 1976 Republican ticket and platform. Governor Reagan was narrowly defeated for the nomination by President Gerald Ford. During the…

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    President Ford 1976 Acceptance Speech

    President Gerald Ford accepted the nomination to be the 1976 Republican candidate for president at the Republican National Convention held in Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri.…

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    National Air and Space Museum Dedication Ceremony

    President Gerald Ford gave remarks and presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on July 1, 1976. The president is then seen…

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    President Ford Campaign Rally in Johnson City, Tennessee

    President Gerald Ford spoke at a campaign rally in Tennessee during the 1976 presidential campaign. President Ford went on to win the Tennessee Republican primary by less than one percent of the…

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    1975 State of the Union Address

    In his first State of the Union address, five months after assuming office following President Nixon’s resignation, President Gerald R. Ford told Congress he didn’t expect much applause because “I’ve got bad news.” He…

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    Profiles in Courage Awards

    Annual John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Awards were presented to President Ford for his pardon of President Nixon and Representative Lewis (D-GA) for his participation in the civil…

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    Ford Testimony on Nixon Pardon

    Following public outcry over his pardon of President Nixon, President Ford testified about his reasons for the pardon and denied that there had been any quid pro quo. A sitting president had not…

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    President Ford Pardon of Richard Nixon

    President Ford addressed the nation to announce that he would grant a full, free, and absolute pardon to former President Nixon. He cited the likelihood of the controversy going on and…

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    40th Anniversary of Nixon Pardoning

    On the 40th anniversary, President Gerald Ford pardoned President Richard Nixon for any and all crimes committed while he was president.

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    President Ford's First News Conference

    In his news conference two weeks after being sworn in, President Ford answered questions from reporters about his plans, his budget and other topics. He would not say whether he would…

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    Ford Address to Joint Session of Congress

    President Gerald Ford delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress three days after becoming president upon the resignation of President Richard Nixon. President Ford said…

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    Gerald Ford Sworn in as President of the United States

    Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn-in as 38th President of the United States at noon on August 9, 1974, shortly after President Richard Nixon, who announced his resignation the night before, departed the…

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    President Ford Testimony on September 1975 Assassination Attempt

    President Ford testified about a 1975 assassination attempt on his life by Lynette “Squeaky” Fromm, a follower of Charles Manson.

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    Gerald R. Ford Interview

    President Gerald Ford talked about President Dwight D. Eisenhower, including the 1952 election and the Republican Party’s domestic agenda, McCarthyism, civil rights, and President Eisenhower’s…

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    President Ford's Pardon of Richard Nixon

    Participants in the events talked about President Ford’s decision to pardon Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Topics included the possibility of a deal between Ford and Nixon,…

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    Former President Ford Interview

    Former President Ford talked about his years at Yale Law School, his service in the Navy, and his time as a congressman and president. Gerald R. Ford was a Republican congressman from…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Awards

    Former President and Mrs. Ford were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal Award for their service to the nation. Former President Ford was honored for healing the nation after President…

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