Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Yanek Mieczkowski

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123493

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use (for details see http://www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 October 2017

Hungering for Heroes

Hungering for Heroes

Chapter:
(p.16) (p.17) Chapter 1 Hungering for Heroes
Source:
Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s
Author(s):

Yanek Mieczkowski

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0002

This chapter examines the Americans' hunger for heroes when Gerald Ford stepped into the U.S. presidency in August 1974. It suggests that Ford's most controversial action was pardoning former President Richard Nixon. This enraged supporters and opponents alike and there were even others who accused him of conspirational behavior. His presidency never fully recovered. By damaging Ford's reputation and political strength, the pardon hampered his ability to promote the policies that he later introduced. Ultimately, it may have also cost him election to a full term.

Keywords:   Gerald Ford, presidents, pardon, Richard Nixon, conspirational behavior, political strength, damaged reputation

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .