Gerald Ford: Biography, Presidency & Facts


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What action by President Ford was viewed as extremely unpopular in the United States?

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1. Why was Carter able to beat Ford in the 1976 election?

2. Why is Ford a unique figure in American presidential history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess what you know about Gerald Ford's early life and political rise to President of the United States. You will need to be familiar with many aspects of his political career in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Ford's first major task as a member of the House of Representatives
  • The Congressional leadership role Ford was nominated for in 1964
  • Who Ford replaced as Vice President
  • An unpopular action by Ford once he became President of the United States
  • Who defeated Ford in the presidential election of 1976

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the successes and failures of Ford's political career
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Ford's time in the House
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify Ford's successor

Additional Learning

To learn more about this political figure, review the accompanying lesson called Gerald Ford: Biography, Presidency & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide details about Ford's early life, including college and military life
  • Discuss Ford's early political career in Congress
  • Note Ford's appointment as Majority Leader in the House of Representatives
  • Describe Ford's confirmation as Vice President
  • Detail events that led to President Nixon's resignation and Ford's assumption of the presidency
  • Relate information about Ford's domestic and foreign policies
  • Inform the reader about Ford's defeat in the 1976 presidential election