The Election of 1976 and the Administration of Jimmy Carter

The Election of 1976 and the Administration of Jimmy Carter

by Arthur Meier Schlesinger
     
 
In 1976 the United States celebrated its bieentennial. Unfortunately, there was little else to celebrate. The country was still reeling from the Watergate scandal, which had resulted in the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon two years earlier, and the economy suffered from "stagflation" -- a combination of a high rate of unemployment and rising inflation.

Overview

In 1976 the United States celebrated its bieentennial. Unfortunately, there was little else to celebrate. The country was still reeling from the Watergate scandal, which had resulted in the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon two years earlier, and the economy suffered from "stagflation" -- a combination of a high rate of unemployment and rising inflation. Georgia's Democratic governor, James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, presented himself as a Washington "outsider" compared to incumbent Gerald Ford, who had pardoned Nixon for all crimes related to Watergate. In The Election of 1976 and the Administration of Jimmy Carter, historian Leo P. Ribuffo explains how Carter defeated Ford in a close race.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590843635
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Major Presidential Elections and Administrations Series
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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