PRESIDENT GERALD FORD




Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford
Miller Center (University of Virginia)
http://millercenter.org/president/ford
My Website Spotlight blog post
http://thelearningprofessor.blogspot.com/2012/06/website-spotlight-gerald-ford.html

Gerald Ford bio
https://youtu.be/Mf4NBMvksKI
http://youtu.be/uAFnTM5qChQ

Miller Center
http://millercenter.org/president/ford

Campaign commercials
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1976

Ford pardons Nixon
https://youtu.be/67c-I-yt7s0

Trips on helicopter steps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlz0he9rtKw

Offered pro football contract after All-American at U. of Michigan.

Went to Yale Law School instead.

Not dumb and klutzy as media often portrayed him
President trips and falls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlz0he9rtKw

Served in House of Representatives (1949-1973); leader of minority party.

Vice President
Gerald Ford Sworn In as Vice President - 1973 | Today in History | 6 Dec
http://youtu.be/Or9OEUBr0qc

He served out remainder of Nixon's term. Defeated by Carter in 1976.

Ford Pardoned Richard Nixon (Sept 1974)

Ford Pardons Nixon - 1974 | Today in History | 8 Sept
https://youtu.be/67c-I-yt7s0

Ford Grants Pardon to Nixon (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0908.html#article

Finding Dulcinea: On This Day: President Ford Pardons Richard Nixon
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--President-Ford-Pardons-Richard-Nixon.html

Mayaquez incident

American ship Mayaguez seized (History.com This Day in History | 5/12/1975)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-ship-mayaguez-seized

1976 Presidential election

Ford was defeated by Jimmy Carter in the 1976 presidential election (New York Times)
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/nov-2-1976-carter-defeats-ford-in-presidential-election/

Campaign commercials (Living Room Candidate)
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1976