Gerald Ford

How Ford Became President

  • Became VP after Spiro Agnew resined
  • After resignation of Nixon
  • Over watergate scandal
  • 1st VP or president to not be elected for either position

End of Vietnam War

  • October 1972 secret piece agreement with North Vietnam
  • Thieu wants changes made to document
  • North Vietnamese stall negotiations
  • Nixon orders bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong
  • January 15, 1973 end of operations against North Vietnam
  • Paris Peace Accords
  • Foreign Assistance Act of 1974 cuts off all aid