Using your phone's internet browser
go to:
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.

What were the circumstances under which Gerald Ford became Vice President of USA?

Tags: usa, president, ford
Asked by Mona Bernard, 06 Sep '11 04:45 pm
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (1)


The unusual chain of events that lifted Ford to the Oval Office began in 1972 when operatives connected to President Richard Nixon's (1913-1994) re-election campaign broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. A number of high-ranking Nixon administration officials knew about the break-in, and the president himself took part in efforts to cover up the illegal activities that became known as the Watergate scandal.

As the scandal came to light, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew (1918-1996) resigned from office in October 1973 over unrelated charges of accepting bribes and evading taxes. Nixon used his power under the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to appoint Ford as his new vice president. The well-liked and respected Ford was easily confirmed by Congress and took office on December 6, 1973.
Source: History Channel-
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 06 Sep '11 04:51 pm

Report abuse
Not Useful
Your vote on this answer has already been received

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining