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US History - Gerald Ford

The 38th President of the U.S. was Gerald Ford Ford. When Nixon resigned, Ford became president. While in office Ford signed the Helsinki Accords, easing relations during the Cold War. Involvement in Vietnam essentially ended not long after he became president. The economy was the worst since the Great Depression while he was in office. He also granted a presidential pardon to President Richard Nixon for the Watergate scandal, which drew controversy towards his name. He was born on July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska and died on December 26, 2006.