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Gerald Ford Becomes Vice President

After Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned from office on October 10, 1973, Gerald R. Ford became the first vice president in U.S. history to be installed under the succession outlined in the 25th Amendment. On December 6, 1973, Ford takes the oath of office and delivers a speech on the momentous occasion.

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