The US was a dictatorship in the ’70s

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The US was a dictatorship in the ’70s

Postby Jack Flash » 04 Apr 16, 2:59 pm

The US was a dictatorship in the ’70s

For two years, the U.S. was led by a president and vice president who were not elected by American citizens. In 1973, President Richard Nixon’s Vice President, Spiro Agnew, resigned after pleading no contest to a charge that he had failed to report income received in 1967. Nixon then appointed Gerald Ford as VP. When Nixon resigned ignominiously following the Watergate scandal in 1974, Ford became president and appointed Nelson Rockafeller as his veep.
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Re: The US was a dictatorship in the ’70s

Postby cerina » 05 Apr 16, 3:16 pm

I hadn't thought of that.
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Re: The US was a dictatorship in the ’70s

Postby mugley » 06 Apr 16, 2:07 am

never thought about it like that before either

I was somewhat irritated that a man who had failed to win enough votes from the population to even be his party's nominee for President was appointed to being within a heart beat away from that office. Looking back, guess it was my first lesson in the will of the people didn't matter anymore
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