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The Ford Administration: The White Paper on Drug Abuse

David F. Musto and Pamela Korsmeyer

in The Quest for Drug Control: Politics and Federal Policy in a Period of Increasing Substance Abuse, 1963-1981

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090369
eISBN:
9780300137842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090369.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses Gerald Ford's role in quenching the drug use issue that still existed within the United States. It reviews the 1976 federal strategy report, which summarized the areas where ... More


The Grassroots Campaign to Save the Family

Daniel K. Williams

in God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Even without encouragement from Republican politicians, Christian activists in the mid-1970s launched campaigns against cultural liberalism, uniting evangelicals with conservative Catholics and ... More


Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Yanek Mieczkowski

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

History has not been kind to Gerald Ford. His name evokes an image of either America's only unelected president, who abruptly pardoned his corrupt predecessor, or an accident-prone man who failed to ... More


Gerald Ford’s Internationalism

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the internationalism of former U.S. President Gerald Ford. Ford wanted to reinvigorate American internationalism, but he felt bound by the same constraints that affected his ... More


Ford’s Vision for America

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines former U.S. President Gerald Ford's vision for the U.S. From the moment Ford stepped into the executive branch, liberals in Congress decried his vision for the country, or lack ... More


Ford and the Fall of Saigon

Johannes Kadura

in The War after the War: The Struggle for Credibility during America's Exit from Vietnam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453960
eISBN:
9781501703799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453960.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells of how the newly appointed U.S. president, Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., managed the escalating conflict between North and South Vietnam. Ford and National Security Adviser Henry ... More


Back from the Brink: Ford, the 1976 Election, and the Republican Party

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


Hungering for Heroes

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


The Congenial Presidency

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the image and reputation of former U.S. President Gerald Ford during his term. Though Ford tried to maintain good press relations, reporters often ignored substance for the sake ... More


Dealing with Defeat: Gerald R. Ford, Foreign Policy, and the 1976 Election

Andrew Priest

in US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy: Candidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813169057
eISBN:
9780813177267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The election of 1976 took place in very unusual circumstances. Yet, in many ways, the election campaign itself was fairly conventional. Much of the election cycle, however, also revolved around the ... More


Economic Initiatives, 1975–76

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines economic initiatives launched by former U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1975 and 1976. It explains that the 1970s economy was unforgiving to incumbent presidents because ... More


Thunder from the Right

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines former U.S. President Gerald Ford's battle against California Governor Ronald Reagan in the 1976 Republican primary. Although the Reagan challenge caught Ford off guard, he ... More


Introduction: Presidential Leadership in Post-Watergate America

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


Gerald Ford and the Ninety-fourth Congress

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the challenge for former U.S. President Gerald Ford in repairing the relations between the White House and the Ninety-fourth Congress, which was badly damaged by his ... More


Local Spaces and White House Races: Urban Communities and Presidential Politics

Benjamin Looker

in A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226073989
eISBN:
9780226290454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290454.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

By the mid- and late 1970s, the symbols and themes emerging from the decade's neighborhoods movement had powerfully infused national electoral politics. Chapter 11 explores the uses of neighborhood ... More


Denouement: Ford’s War on Inflation and Teague’s Last Stand

Mark Boulton

in Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the conclusion of the Vietnam-era G.I. Bill saga, highlighted by the clash between Congress and President Gerald Ford over a proposed increase in Vietnam War veterans' ... More


Ford’s 1975 State of the Union Program

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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. ... More


The Energy Stalemate

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the lack of action to address the energy crisis in the U.S. in 1975. The response to former President Gerald Ford's energy proposals was generally negative. Business leaders ... More


Breaking the Energy Logjam

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the U.S. Congress' drafting of as energy legislation in June 1975. The bill was developed after former President Gerald Ford's angry television performances and actions ... More


Conclusion: The Long-term President

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the challenges faced by former U.S. President Gerald Ford during the 1970s. The 1970s was no ordinary era and Ford led a country that ... More


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