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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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President Gerald R. Ford

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In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford sought to the maintain his presidency and won his party's nomination as their candidate.

Which of the following actions of Ford's short tenure as president contributed MOST to his eventual defeat to Jimmy Carter?

A

By withdrawing all remaining military forces, Ford failed to secure a victory in the Vietnam Conflict.

B

His measures were unsuccessful in curbing the severe inflation that was plaguing the American economy.

C

He was perceived as stubborn for his inability to work with the Democratically-controlled Congress.

D

He failed to publically condemn the genocidal actions of Cambodian dictator, Pol Pot.

E

Ford pardoned Nixon from possible indictment in his alleged Watergate offenses.