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President Gerald R. Ford Gerald Ford assumed both the vice-presidency and the presidency in the wake of scandal. The former House minority leader was named Richard Nixon's vice-president following the resignation of Spiro Agnew, and stepped into the role of president when Nixon was forced to resign in August, 1974. As president, Ford oversaw the U.S.'s final withdrawal from Vietnam and the evacuation of thousands of Vietnamese citizens. On May 7, 1975, Ford delivered a speech announcing the official end of the Vietnam Era.

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