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The Twenty-Fifth AmendmentIts Complete History and Application$
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John D. Feerick

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823252008

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823252008.001.0001

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The Resignation of Richard M. Nixon and Succession of Gerald R. Ford

The Resignation of Richard M. Nixon and Succession of Gerald R. Ford

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(p.158) 11 The Resignation of Richard M. Nixon and Succession of Gerald R. Ford
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The Twenty-Fifth Amendment
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John D. Feerick

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823252008.003.0011

This chapter discusses Gerald R. Ford’s ascension to the presidency, following Richard M. Nixon’s resignation. Ultimately, Ford was confirmed in under two months, an achievement that “was impressive especially when the surrounding circumstances are considered.” Section 2 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment proved successful in “extricating America from the unique circumstances” surrounding Watergate. It also provided a clear procedure that allowed the Republican Party to remain in control of the White House. The nation greeted the Ford presidency with a sense of profound relief.

Keywords:   Section, ascension, Ford, Nixon, Watergate

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