Accomplishments of President Gerald R Ford:

  • Only President neither elected to the Presidency or the Vice-Presidency
  • Presided over the worst economy in the four decades since the Great Depression
  • Controversially granted a presidential pardon to President Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal
  • Signed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, which established special education throughout the United States
  • Signed the Helsinki Accords, marking a move toward détente in the Cold War
  • Officially ended US involvement in the Vietnam War after North Vietnam conquered South Vietnam
  • Advocated for Women’s Equality
  • Championed the fight against cancer and drug addiction