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Pardon of Richard Nixon

Gerald Ford1974

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

To this day, the pardon of Richard Nixon remains one of the most controversial. By officially forgiving Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, Gerald Ford sought to help the nation move forward after Nixon’s resignation. Ford signed multiple ceremonial copies of the pardon and presented them as souvenirs.

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  • Title: Pardon of Richard Nixon
  • Creator: Gerald Ford
  • Date Created: 1974
  • Subject Keywords: wiretapping, president, presidency
  • Original Source: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
  • Rights: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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