1975 State of the Union Address

Gerald Ford strikingly declared, "The state of the union is not good," in a speech he delivered only months after taking over for Richard Nixon, who resigned amid the Watergate scandal. Ford assumed the office of the presidency during a tough time for the country.  Two years later, voters opted for a different direction when they elected Democrat Jimmy Carter.  <a href="http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/State">Watch the entire 1975 address here.</a>

( White House Photo / February 12, 2013 )

Gerald Ford strikingly declared, "The state of the union is not good," in a speech he delivered only months after taking over for Richard Nixon, who resigned amid the Watergate scandal. Ford assumed the office of the presidency during a tough time for the country. Two years later, voters opted for a different direction when they elected Democrat Jimmy Carter. Watch the entire 1975 address here.

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