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25.4 &5 (Ford And Carter)
25.4 &5 (Ford And Carter)
25.4 &5 (Ford And Carter)
25.4 &5 (Ford And Carter)
25.4 &5 (Ford And Carter)
25.4 &5 (Ford And Carter)
25.4 &5 (Ford And Carter)
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25.4 &5 (Ford And Carter)

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  • 1. Ford and Carter Chapter 25 Sections 4 & 5
  • 2. Gerald R. Ford <ul><li>Former University of Michigan football star </li></ul><ul><li>Served in WWII </li></ul><ul><li>Elected to House in 1948 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minority leader in 1965 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appointed VP in 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>Became President in 1974 after Nixon’s resignation </li></ul>
  • 3. The Nixon Pardon <ul><li>September 1974- Ford pardoned Nixon for all offenses he might have committed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ My conscience tells me that only I, as President, have the constitutional power to firmly shut and seal this book.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public was outraged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many Republicans voted out of office in 1974 midterm elections </li></ul></ul>
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  • 5. Ford’s Presidency <ul><li>Faced stagflation—Economic recession accompanied by rising inflation and unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>WIN—”Whip Inflation Now” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asked people to save money, conserve fuel, and plant vegetable gardens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stagflation continued </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Return to Vietnam? Congress says no. (War Powers Act) </li></ul><ul><li>Helsinki Accords </li></ul><ul><li>July 4, 1976- American celebrated the bicentennial </li></ul>
  • 6. Jimmy Carter <ul><li>Graduate of United States Naval Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Elected Governor of Georgia in 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Born-again Baptist </li></ul><ul><li>Managed Peanut Farm </li></ul><ul><li>Elected President in 1976 </li></ul>
  • 7. Carter’s Presidency <ul><li>Elected as an outsider </li></ul><ul><li>Seen as honest and trustworthy </li></ul><ul><li>Informal style (sweaters, no trumpets) </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty dealing with Congress </li></ul><ul><li>1978—National Energy Act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy conservation “moral equivalent of war.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Granted amnesty to Vietnam draft evaders </li></ul>
  • 8. Carter’s Foreign Policy <ul><li>Camp David Accords (Sep. 1978) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treaty brought peace between Egypt and Israel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>End of Détente with Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1979- Soviets invaded Afghanistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>America boycotted 1980 Moscow Olympics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Iran Hostage Crisis (November 1979) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failed rescue attempt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Released the day Carter left office </li></ul></ul>

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