When Gerald Ford Pardoned Richard Nixon

When Gerald Ford Pardoned Richard Nixon

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When Gerald Ford assumed the presidency following Richard Nixon’s resignation in 1974, he had to decide whether not to pardon his predecessor. Ultimately, Ford decided to pardon Nixon—to the outrage of many. The Ford pardon was so unpopular that it may have even cost him reelection. So, how did Ford reach his decision? And how do Americans regard Ford’s pardon of Nixon today? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/historyfirst/support
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When Gerald Ford assumed the presidency following Richard Nixon’s resignation in 1974, he had to decide whether not to pardon his predecessor. Ultimately, Ford decided to pardon Nixon—to the outrage of many. The Ford pardon was so unpopular that it may have even cost him reelection. So, how did Ford reach his decision? And how do Americans regard Ford’s pardon of Nixon today? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/historyfirst/support
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