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In November 1976, President Gerald Ford was defeated in his re-election campaign by challenger Jimmy Carter. Because Ford was hoarse from campaigning, First Lady Betty Ford speaks on his behalf, informing the nation that the president officially conceded and offered his congratulations to the new president-elect.
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After the revelations of the Watergate scandal, President Richard Nixon announces to the nation on August 8, 1974, that he will resign the presidency at noon the following day.
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On November 7, 1972, incumbent President Richard Nixon won a second term in a landslide victory over Democrat George McGovern. In a brief statement from the Oval Office, President Nixon promises to bring "peace with honor" in Vietnam and to usher in a "new era of peace" with the Soviet Union.
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On January 20, 1977, after being sworn in as the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter delivers a short speech and, along with his wife and daughter, walks during the Inaugural Parade from Capitol Hill to the White House. He was the first president to make the journey on foot.
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