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Back from the Brink

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/9780813123493.003.0019
Back from the Brink

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This chapter examines the 1976 presidential elections in the U.S. and its impact on the presidency of Gerald Ford and his Republican Party. It suggests that though Gerald Ford lost to his Democratic opponent Jimmy Carter, he succeeded in reviving his party and improving the economy. Unlike his immediate predecessors, Ford left both the economy and his party in better shape than when he took office.

Keywords: presidential election; U.S; Gerald Ford; Jimmy Carter; Republican Party; economy

Chapter.  11789 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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