FORD

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FORD 1974-7

Doomed from the start?

  • Honeymoon cut short- didn’t have time to push legislation through, most americans believed that pardon was corrupt + takes some of the blame of messy withdrawl of Vietnam

  • Soldiers- not treated as veterans, many homeless, America just left them, ford took some of this blame

  • Tolerant of draft dodgers- loses a lot of republican support

  • Doomed in congress

  • No clear political mandate- never expected me to be there, no clear help with under classes, democrats took this as a weakness

  • Position of presidency at all time low- dissulusionment and lack of trust of president had increased

  • He felt CIA been to involved in domestic issues- Watergate? Assassination plots of kennedy?

  • Meeting with alexander salzhenitysm- time

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