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Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s$
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Yanek Mieczkowski

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123493

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.001.0001

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Presidential Leadership in Post-Watergate America

(p.1) Introduction
Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Yanek Mieczkowski

University Press of Kentucky

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about former U.S. President Gerald Ford and the challenges faced by his presidency during the 1970s. This book examines the three major issues affecting Ford's presidency and the nation as a whole. These include the high cost of living and concerns related to the Watergate scandal such as lack of trust in government, corruption in government, and the energy crisis. This book also analyses how Ford dealt with these problems and discusses the highlights of his career.

Keywords:   Gerald Ford, presidents, U.S, cost of living, Watergate scandal, government corruption, distrust in government, energy crisis

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