President Ford

Furnish 2: Lilian Kao


  • First man to become president solely by a vote of Congress
  • August 1974
  • Pardoned Nixon for any crimes

Key Events

End of Vietnam War

  • Congress ignores Ford's request for more weapons to Vietnam
  • S.Vietnamese are unable to support themselves w.o US aid; collapses
  • Americans and S.Vietnamese had to be evacuated through helicopter
  • Ford admitted the S.Vietnamese to the US
  • "Title IX Generation" begins to reach maturity; professionalize women's sports
  • Allan Bakke v. Supreme Court 1978: claimed his med school application was rejected bc the school favored minorities