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Introduction

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123493
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134956 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0001
Introduction

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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

Chapter.  5485 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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