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John William Bricker (Republican), 38th President of the United States of America, Remainder of President Vandenberg's Term: April 18th 1951 - January 20th 1953

 

Highlights of the remainder of the term: Both the War with Germany and the War with Japan are officially ended; President Bricker attempts to veto the Mutual Security Act, it launched a major American foreign aid program, 1951–61, of grants to numerous countries, The main goal was to help poor countries develop and to contain the spread of communism but he is veto is overridden by Congress; the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 is passed, The Act abolished racial restrictions found in United States immigration and naturalization statutes going back to the Naturalization Act of 1790. The 1952 Act retained a quota system for nationalities and regions. Eventually, the Act established a preference system which determined which ethnic groups were desirable immigrants and placed great importance on labor qualifications. The Act defined three types of immigrants: immigrants with special skills or relatives of U.S. citizens who were exempt from quotas and who were to be admitted without restrictions; average immigrants whose numbers were not supposed to exceed 270,000 per year; and refugees; The Treaty of San Francisco is ratified, This treaty served to officially end Japan's position as an imperial power, to allocate compensation to Allied civilians and former prisoners of war who had suffered Japanese war crimes during World War II, and to end the Allied post-war occupation of Japan and return sovereignty to that nation. This treaty made extensive use of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to enunciate the Allies' goals; Puerto Rico became an unincorporated organized Commonwealth when its constitution was ratified.

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William Averell Harriman (Democratic), 39th President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1953 - January 20th 1957

 

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George Catlett Marshall Jr. (Independent/Democratic), 39th Vice President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1953 - January 20th 1957

 

Highlights of the term: the Small Business Administration is created which is a government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The mission of the Small Business Administration is "to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses and by assisting in the economic recovery of communities after disasters" which is created via the passage of the Small Business Act of 1953; the Korean War comes to an end with an armistice on the 27th July 1953; Refugee Relief Act of 1953 is passed It was the United States's second refugee admissions and resettlement law, following the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, which expired at the end of 1952. It resulted in the admission of 214,000 immigrants to the United States, including 60,000 Italians, 17,000 Greeks, 17,000 Dutch and 45,000 immigrants from communist countries; the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka supreme court case takes place in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. The decision effectively overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." As a result, de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution; the Communist Control Act of 1954 is passed which outlaws the Communist Party of the United States and criminalizes membership in, or support for the Party or "Communist-action" organizations and defines evidence to be considered by a jury in determining participation in the activities, planning, actions, objectives, or purposes of such organizations; the Agricultural Act of 1954 is passed which authorized a Commodity Credit Corporation reserve for foreign and domestic relief; Congress authorized the President to use force to protect Taiwan from the People's Republic of China; The United States Navy helped the Republic of China evacuate Chinese Nationalist army and residents from the Tachen Islands to Taiwan; President Harriman sent the first U.S. advisers to South Vietnam; Racial segregation was forbidden on trains and buses in U.S. interstate commerce; the Interstate Highway System is created.

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Frank John Lausche (Democratic), 40th President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1957 - January 20th 1961

 

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Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler Sr. (Democratic), 40th Vice President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1957 - January 20th 1961

 

Highlights of the term: the Civil Rights Act of 1957 is passed which was the first federal civil rights legislation passed by the United States Congress since the Civil Rights Act of 1875. Its purpose was to show the federal government's support for racial equality after the US Supreme Court's 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka; President Lausche sent federal troops to Arkansas to provide safe passage into Central High School for the Little Rock Nine on September 24th 1957; the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 is passed which created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Act, which followed close on the heels of the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik, was drafted by the United States House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration; the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 was passed which created the Federal Aviation Agency (later the Federal Aviation Administration or the FAA) and abolished its predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), The act empowered the FAA to oversee and regulate safety in the airline industry and the use of American airspace by both military aircraft and civilian aircraft; the U.S intervenes in the Lebanon Crisis; the Civil Rights Act of 1960 was passed it established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone's attempt to register to vote. It was designed to deal with discriminatory laws and practices in the segregated South, by which blacks and Mexican Texans had been effectively disfranchised since the late 19th and start of the 20th century. It extended the life of the Civil Rights Commission, previously limited to two years, to oversee registration and voting practices; the National Defense Education Act was passed which funding to United States education institutions at all levels; Both Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the Union as States.

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1 minute ago, MBDemSoc said:

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Frank John Lausche (Democratic), 40th President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1957 - January 20th 1961

 

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Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler Sr. (Democratic), 40th Vice President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1957 - January 20th 1961

 

Highlights of the term: the Civil Rights Act of 1957 is passed which was the first federal civil rights legislation passed by the United States Congress since the Civil Rights Act of 1875. Its purpose was to show the federal government's support for racial equality after the US Supreme Court's 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka; President Lausche sent federal troops to Arkansas to provide safe passage into Central High School for the Little Rock Nine on September 24th 1957; the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 is passed which created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Act, which followed close on the heels of the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik, was drafted by the United States House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration; the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 was passed which created the Federal Aviation Agency (later the Federal Aviation Administration or the FAA) and abolished its predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), The act empowered the FAA to oversee and regulate safety in the airline industry and the use of American airspace by both military aircraft and civilian aircraft; the U.S intervenes in the Lebanon Crisis; the Civil Rights Act of 1960 was passed it established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone's attempt to register to vote. It was designed to deal with discriminatory laws and practices in the segregated South, by which blacks and Mexican Texans had been effectively disfranchised since the late 19th and start of the 20th century. It extended the life of the Civil Rights Commission, previously limited to two years, to oversee registration and voting practices; the National Defense Education Act was passed which funding to United States education institutions at all levels.

The baseball mobster became VP! :P

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1 minute ago, Patine said:

The baseball mobster became VP! :P

Yes he did XD

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Democratic), 41st President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1961 - November 22nd 1963 (Assassinated)

 

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Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown Sr. (Democratic), 41st Vice President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1961 - November 22nd 1963  (Succeeded to the presidency) (Office remained vacant for the rest of the term's length)

 

Highlights of the term: On March 29th 1961 Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, extending the right to vote in the presidential election to citizens residing in the District of Columbia by granting the District electors in the Electoral College, as if it was a state, was ratified by the requisite number of states (then 38) to become part of the Constitution; On April 17th 1961 the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba began but it failed by April 19th; On May 5th 1961 Alan Shepard became the first American in space aboard Mercury-Redstone 3; On May 25th 1961 President Kennedy announced his goal to put a man on the Moon before the end of the decade; On August 30th 1961 the Oil Pollution Act of 1961 was passed it established judicial definitions and coastal prohibitions for the United States maritime industry. The Act invoked the accords of the International Convention for the Prevention of the Pollution of the Sea by Oil, 1954. The international agreement provided provisions to control the discharge of fossil fuel pollutants from nautical vessels on the high seas; On September 4th 1961 the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 was passed the Act reorganized the structure of existing U.S. foreign assistance programs, separated military from non-military aid, and created a new agency, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to administer those non-military, economic assistance programs; On September 13th 1961 the Interstate Wire Act of 1961 was passed it prohibited the operation of certain types of betting businesses in the United States; On September 21st 1961 the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 was passed the preamble of the act stated this "The purpose of this chapter is to enable the Government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations, and the contributions being made toward a peaceful and more fruitful life for people throughout the world; to promote international cooperation for educational and cultural advancement; and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States and the other countries of the world"; On September 22nd 1961 the Peace Corps Act of 1961 was passed which established the Peace Corps the stated mission of the Peace Corps includes providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand American culture, and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries; On September 26th 1961 the Arms Control and Disarmament Act of 1961 was passed it was created to establish a governing body for the control and reduction of apocalyptic armaments with regards to protect a world from the burdens of armaments and the scourge of war ; On October 15th 1961 the Community Health Services and Facilities Act was passed the act funded grants to the states for the expansion of medical services facilities like nursing homes, and medical programs for general public health and outpatient services for the elderly. It also extended and strengthened the 1946 Hill–Burton Act; On February 3rd 1962 the Embargo against Cuba was announced; On February 20th 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth; On August 27th 1962 Congress approved an amendment to the United States Constitution prohibiting both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax, and submitted it to the state legislatures for ratification; Between October 14th and October 28th 1962 the Cuban Missle Crisis took place; On June 10th 1963 the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was passed it aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex; On November 22nd 1963 In Dallas, President John F. Kennedy is shot to death, Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded, and Vice President Pat Brown becomes the 42nd President. All television coverage for the next three days is devoted to the assassination, its aftermath, the procession of the horsedrawn casket to the Capitol Rotunda, and the funeral of President Kennedy. Stores and businesses shut down for the entire weekend and Monday, in tribute.

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Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown Sr. (Democratic), 42nd President of the United States of America, Remainder of President Kennedy's Term: November 22nd 1963 - January 20th 1965

 

Highlights of the term: On December 17th 1963 the Clean Air Act is passed it was designed to control air pollution on a national level; On January 23rd 1964 Twenty-fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax, was ratified by the requisite number of states (then 38) to become part of the Constitution; On February 11th 1964 the Library Services and Construction Act was passed it provided federal assistance to libraries in the United States for the purpose of improving or implementing library services or undertaking construction projects; On July 2nd 1964 the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed it was a landmark civil rights and US labor law in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, It prohibited unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations; On July 9th 1964 the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 was passed it provided $375 million for large-scale urban public or private rail projects in the form of matching funds to cities and states. The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (now the Federal Transit Administration) was created. It provided capital grants for up to 50% of the cost of transit improvements; On August 7th 1964 Congress passed a resolution which ordered the scaling down of US involvement in the Vietnam War; On August 20th 1964 the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 was passed which authorized the formation of local Community Action Agencies, These agencies are directly regulated by the federal government; On August 31st 1964 the Food Stamp Act of 1964 was passed which provided permanent legislative authority to the Food Stamp Program, which had been administratively implemented on a pilot basis in 1962; On September 3rd 1964 the Wilderness Act was passed It created the legal definition of wilderness in the United States, and protected 9.1 million acres (37,000 km²) of federal land.

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (Democratic), 43rd President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1965 - January 20th 1969

 

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Robert Francis Kennedy (Democratic), 42nd Vice President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1965 - January 20th 1969

 

Highlights of the term: On April 11th 1965 the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was passed the act was an extensive statute that funded primary and secondary education, It also emphasized equal access to education and established high standards and accountability; On July 6th 1965 Congress Approved an amendment to the United States Constitution addressing succession to the presidency and establishing procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the vice president, and for responding to presidential disabilities, and submitted it to the state legislatures for ratification; On July 26th 1965 the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act was passed it was a comprehensive act designed to provide a set of national standards for cigarette packaging; On July 30th 1965 the Social Security Act of 1965 was passed which expanded the federal health insurance system which had existed since Theodore Roosevelt's 2nd Term to all citizens creating a universal health care system; On August 6th 1965 the Voting Rights Act is passed it prohibited racial discrimination in voting; On August 10th 1965 the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 was passed it was a major revision to federal housing policy in the United States which instituted several major expansions in federal housing programs; On August 26th 1965 the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 was passed which established the Economic Development Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide grants to economically distressed communities to support employment and industrial and commercial growth; On September 9th 1965 the Department of Housing and Urban Development is created; On October 3rd 1965 the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was passed it abolished the quota system based on national origins that had been American immigration policy since the 1920s, The 1965 Act marked a change from past U.S. policy which had discriminated against non-northern Europeans; On October 20th 1965 the Motor Vehicle Air Pollution Control Act was passed the amendment to the U.S. Clean Air Act of 1963, The amendment set the first federal vehicle emissions standards, beginning with the 1968 models, These standards were reductions from the 1963 emissions: 72% reduction for hydrocarbons, 56% reduction for carbon monoxide, and 100% reduction for crankcase hydrocarbons; On October 22nd 1965 the Highway Beautification Act was passed It was the pet project of the First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, who believed that beauty, and generally clean streets, would make the US a better place to live, The act called for control of outdoor advertising, including removal of certain types of signs, along the nation's growing Interstate Highway System and the existing federal-aid primary highway system, It also required certain junkyards along Interstate or primary highways to be removed or screened and encouraged scenic enhancement and roadside development; On November 8th 1965 the Higher Education Act of 1965 was passed The law was intended "to strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education", It increased federal money given to universities, created scholarships, gave low-interest loans for students, and established a National Teachers Corps; On September 6th 1966 the Freedom of Information Act was enacted it is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government, The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute; On October 15th 1966 the Department of Transportation was created; Etc (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/89th_United_States_Congress and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90th_United_States_Congress).

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (Democratic), 43rd President of the United States of America, 2nd Term: January 20th 1969 - January 20th 1973 (Term Limited)

 

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Roger Douglas Branigin (Democratic), 43rd Vice President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1969 - January 20th 1973

 

Highlights of the term: the major legislation passed IRL in the 91st and 92nd US Congresses are still passed - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/91st_United_States_Congress and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/92nd_United_States_Congress; On July 20th to July 21st 1969 Apollo 11's Lunar Module Eagle lands on the lunar surface, The world watches in awe as Neil Armstrong takes his historic first steps on the Moon; On November 17th 1969 Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki, to begin the SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides; On September 27th 1970 Lyndon Johnson begins a tour of Europe, visiting Italy, Yugoslavia, Spain, the United Kingdom and Ireland; On September 29th 1970 The U.S. Congress gives President Lyndon Johnson authority to sell arms to Israel; On December 2nd 1970 The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations; On March 23rd 1971 Congress Approved an amendment to the United States Constitution prohibiting the states and the federal government from using age as a reason for denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States who are at least eighteen years old, and submitted it to the state legislatures for ratification; On June 10th 1971 The U.S. ends its trade embargo of China; On July 1st 1971 The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified by the requisite number of states (38) to become part of the Constitution; On March 22nd 1972 Congress Approved an amendment to the Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women, and submitted it to the state legislatures for ratification; On May 26th 1972 Lyndon Johnson and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT I treaty in Moscow, as well as the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and other agreements; On June 29th 1972 The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the death penalty is unconstitutional; On December 14th 1972 Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of Apollo 17, This is the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th Century; During the 91st Congress a constitutional amendment was proposed which would abolish the Electoral College and replace it with a simple plurality system based on the national popular vote is presented to the States and later ratified as the 27th Amendement to US Constitution.

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Richard Milhous Nixon (Republican), 44th President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1973 - August 9, 1974 (Resigned from office)

 

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Spiro Theodore "Ted" Agnew (Republican), 44th Vice President of the United States of America, 1st Term: January 20th 1973 - October 10th 1973 (Resigned from office)

 

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Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr (Republican), 45th Vice President of the United States of America, Remainder of Vice President Agnew's Term: December 6th 1973 (Vacancy filled via the 25th Amendment) - August 9th 1974 (Succeeded to presidency)

 

Highlights of the term: the major legislation passed by the 93rd Congress IRL is still passed; On January 22nd 1973 The U.S. Supreme Court overturns state bans on abortion; On February 13th 1973 The United States Dollar is devalued by 10%; On February 22nd 1973 Following President Lyndon Johnson's visit to mainland China, the United States and the People's Republic of China agree to establish liaison offices; On April 6th 1973 Pioneer 11 is launched on a mission to study the solar system; On May 14th 1973 Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched; On May 17th 1973 Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate; On May 25th 1973 Skylab 2 (Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz, Joseph Kerwin) is launched on a mission to repair damage to the recently launched Skylab space station; On June 16th 1973 U.S. President Richard Nixon begins several talks with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev; On July 1st 1973 The United States Drug Enforcement Administration is founded; On July 2nd 1973 The United States Congress passes the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA) mandating Special Education federally; On July 28th 1973 Skylab 3 (Owen Garriott, Jack Lousma, Alan Bean) is launched, to conduct various medical and scientific experiments aboard Skylab; On September 11th 1973 Chile's democratically elected government is overthrown in a military coup after serious instability. President Salvador Allende commits suicide during the coup in the presidential palace, and General Augusto Pinochet heads a U.S.-backed military junta that governs Chile for the next 16 years; On October 10th 1973 Spiro T. Agnew resigns as Vice President of the United States and then, in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland, pleads no contest to charges of income tax evasion on $29,500 he received in 1967, while he was governor of Maryland. He is fined $10,000 and put on 3 years' probation; On October 20th 1973 U.S. President Richard Nixon orders Attorney General Elliot Richardson to dismiss Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson refuses and resigns, along with Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. Solicitor General Robert Bork, third in line at the Department of Justice, then fires Cox. The event raises calls for Nixon's impeachment; On November 3rd 1973 NASA launches Mariner 10 toward Mercury (on March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet); On November 7th 1973 The Congress of the United States overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval; On November 11th 1973 Egypt and Israel sign a United States-sponsored cease-fire accord; On November 16th 1973 NASA launches Skylab 4 (Gerald Carr, William Pogue, Edward Gibson) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on an 84-day mission and U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline; On November 27th 1973 The United States Senate votes 92–3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States; On December 3rd 1973 Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter; On December 6th 1973 The United States House of Representatives votes 387–35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States; he is sworn in the same day; On December 28th 1973 The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States; On January 6th 1974 In response to the energy crisis, Daylight Saving Time commences nearly 4 months early in the United States; On March 18th 1974 Most OPEC nations end a 5-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan; On May 9th 1974 The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opens formal hearings in the impeachment process against Richard Nixon; On July 27th to July 30th 1974 The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee adopts 3 articles of impeachment, charging President Nixon with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee; On August 9th 1974 Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office, an action taken to avoid being removed by impeachment and conviction in response to his role in the Watergate scandal. Vice President Gerald R. Ford becomes the 45th President upon Nixon's resignation, taking the oath of office in the East Room of the White House.

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Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr (Republican), 45th President of the United States of America, Remainder of President Nixon's Term: August 9th 1974 - January 20th 1977

 

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Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (Republican), 46th Vice President of the United States of America, Remainder of Vice President Ford's Term: December 19th 1974 (Vacancy filled via the 25th Amendment) - January 20th 1977

 

Highlights of the term: the major legislation passed under the 93rd and 94th Congresses IRL are still passed; On August 30th 1974 Public Law 93-400 is enacted, establishing the Office of Federal Procurement Policy; On September 8th 1974 U.S. President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed; On October 15th 1974 U.S. President Gerald Ford signs a federal campaign reform bill, which sets new regulations in the wake of the Watergate scandal; On October 17th 1974 President Gerald Ford voluntarily appears before Congress to give sworn testimony—the only time a sitting president has done so—about the pardon of Richard Nixon; On November 5th 1974 Democrats make significant gains in the U.S. Congressional midterm elections, as the Republican Party suffers losses over the Watergate scandal; On December 19th 1974 Former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller is sworn in as Vice President of the United States; On December 31st 1974 Restrictions on holding private gold within the United States, implemented by Franklin Roosevelt in 1933, are removed; On January 2nd 1975 The Federal Rules of Evidence are approved by the United States Congress; On January 8th 1975 President Gerald Ford appoints Vice President Nelson Rockefeller to head a special commission looking into alleged domestic abuses by the CIA; On Febraury 23rd 1975 In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly 2 months early in the United States; On June 10th 1975 In Washington, DC, the Rockefeller Commission issues its report on CIA abuses, recommending a joint congressional oversight committee on intelligence; On December 23rd 1975  United States Congress passes the Metric Conversion Act which encourages, but does not mandate, metrication in the United States and establishes the Metric Board; On April 1st 1976 Conrail (Consolidated Rails Corporation) is formed by the U.S. government, to take control of 13 major Northeast Class-1 railroads that had filed for bankruptcy protection. Conrail takes control at midnight, as a government-owned and operated railroad; On May 11th 1976 U.S. President Gerald Ford signs the Federal Election Campaign Act; On July 3rd 1976 The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the death penalty is not inherently cruel or unusual and is a constitutionally acceptable form of punishment;.

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I will be calling a close to this series today as I believe the format of it is too long winded and overall it could have been executed in a better way (TL,DR: I am not happy with how the series has turned out so far and will be redoing it at some point down the road with each election and term affecting the next, I will have a new non-story driven play by play series up in the next couple of days and will start on the US Congressional Election and British General Election Scenarios).

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