Gerald Ford

How Ford becomes President?

  • Nixon's resignation= Ford President
  • Made president by only votes of Congress
  • August 1974= President Ford
  • Ford's Pardon- pardon for any crimes that Nixon may have committed as president, discovered or undiscovered

End of the Vietnam War

  • Wanted Congress to vote for more weapons
  • Without American aid South Vietnam collapsed
  • Ford allowed Vietnamese to allow this people to stay in US
  • US didn't lose but South Vietnam lost
  • US gave them aircraft, tanks, and other items
  • About $118 billion costed US