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The Ford and Carter Years. Life after Watergate. Moving on from Watergate. Gerald Ford was sworn in as President after Nixon resigned in 1974. He was neither elected President nor Vice-President. Ford wanted to help the nation heal after the Watergate scandal.

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The ford and carter years

The Ford and Carter Years

Life after Watergate


Moving on from watergate

Moving on from Watergate

Gerald Ford was sworn in as President after Nixon resigned in 1974.

He was neither elected President nor Vice-President.

Ford wanted to help the nation heal after the Watergate scandal.

He granted Nixon a full pardon from all criminal charges.


Ford in the white house

Ford in the White House

Ford tried to combat rising inflation with his “WIN” campaign

Ford is not able to gain public support while he is president

He runs for President in 1976 but loses to the unknown Jimmy Carter.


President jimmy carter

President Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter promised to restore integrity to the presidency- he defeated Ford by a narrow margin

Carter was an outsider to Washington who was seen as trustworthy and uncorrupt

He did not make deals with Congress which made it impossible for them to get along


Carter s domestic policy

Carter’s Domestic Policy

Carter inherited an economy with high inflation and high unemployment

He tried to encourage conservation of energy and oil after shortages occurred from violence in the Middle East

Carter signed the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 which encouraged banks and savings associations to meet the needs of borrowers in their local communities


The camp david accords

The Camp David Accords

  • 1978 Carter hosts talks between Anwar el-Sadat, President of Egypt, & Menachem Begin, President of Israel

  • Camp David Accords forge peace between Israel and Egypt:

    - Israel withdraws from Sinai Peninsula

    - Egypt recognizes Israel’s right to exist

  • This treaty helped bring stability to the region which in turn would help keep oil prices down


Camp david accords

Camp David Accords


Beginnings of the iran hostage crisis

Beginnings of the Iran Hostage Crisis

Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the leader of Iran, angered religious leaders which led to a revolt and overthrow of the government.

Reza Pahlavi came to America to seek treatment for cancer

This angered Ayatollah Khomeini, the new Islamic leader of Iran


The hostage crisis

The Hostage Crisis

In November of 1979 a mob of angry students entered the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran and took 52 American citizens hostage

They wanted the United States to return Reza Pahlavi to Iran, which Jimmy Carter refused, he wanted to negotiate without military intervention

They were held hostage for 444 days and released on the day that Ronald Reagan was sworn into office


Iran hostage crisis

Iran Hostage Crisis


Conclusion

Conclusion

Ford and Carter were not able to fix the troubling economy in the 1970’s

They were however able to help restore some trust in the government after the Watergate Scandal


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