Gerald Ford

By: Chad Houchin

Ford Becomes President

  • Was the first unelected President selected through the Senate after Richard Nixon resigned from the presidency
  • His name was submitted by Nixon as Vice President after Spiro Agnew
  • As president Ford issued a "full pardon" to Nixon known as Ford's Pardon

End of the Vietnam War

  • In the beginning of 1975 North Vietnam made a full scale invasion of South Vietnam
  • Ford applied for South Vietnam which was rejected
  • South Vietnam fell quickly
  • On April 19th, 1975 the last Americans were evacuated from South Vietnam