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September 08, 2010

This Day in History: 1974 : Ford pardons Nixon

In a controversial executive action, President Gerald Ford pardons his disgraced predecessor Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed or participated in while in office. Ford later defended this action before the House Judiciary Committee, explaining that he wanted to end the national divisions created by the Watergate scandal.

To finish reading about Ford pardoning Nixon, go to: History.com

If you are interested in reading more about Watergate, Gerald Ford or Richard Nixon the library has the following books available:

Watergate and the American political process /
by Pynn, Ronald E. Published 1975
Call Number: JK271 .P96
Location: Main Stacks

Watergate and the Constitution /
by Kurland, Philip B. Published 1978
Call Number: KF4565 .K87
Location: Main Stacks

The presidency of Gerald R. Ford /
by Greene, John Robert Published c1995
Call Number: E865 .G741995
Location: Main Stacks

Gerald R. Ford and the politics of post-Watergate America /
Published 1993
Call Number: E865 .G471993
Location: Main Stacks

The presidency of Richard Nixon /
by Small, Melvin Published 1999
Call Number: E855 .S631999
Location: Main Stacks

One of us : Richard Nixon and the American dream /
by Wicker, Tom Published 1991
Call Number: E856 .W521991
Location: Main Stacks

Ford pardons Nixon. (2010). The History Channel website. Retrieved 5:18, September 8, 2010, from http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-pardons-nixon.

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