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Ford’s 1975 State of the Union Program

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/9780813123493.003.0011
Ford’s 1975 State of the Union Program

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This chapter examines former U.S. President Gerald Ford's 1975 State of the Union Address. In this speech, Ford first introduced his new energy program, then explained his plan to fight unemployment. He also described a $16 billion tax cut proposal and promised to return quickly to the economy the new revenues from energy conservation taxes, totalling $30 billion. This chapter also discusses the reaction of the Democratic members of Congress to Ford's speech and his proposed economic policy.

Keywords: Gerald Ford; State of the Union; energy program; unemployment; tax cut; energy conservation; Democratic legislators; presidents; U.S

Chapter.  7741 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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