President Gerald Ford was sworn in as president 43 years ago today after President Richard Nixon resigned amid the ongoing Watergate investigation.
In a televised address to the nation, Nixon announced his resignation from the presidency amid the Watergate investigation.
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PHOTO: Rose Mary Woods, President Richard Nixon's secretary at her White House desk, demonstrates the "Rose Mary Stretch" which could have resulted in the erasure of part of the Watergate tapes, 1973.
PHOTO: James W. McCord Jr., security coordinator of President Nixon's Committee for the Re-election, June 19, 1972, after he was arrested in connection with the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex.
PHOTO: President Richard Nixon raises his hands with his trademark "V" sign in the doorway of a helicopter after leaving the White House following his resignation over the Watergate scandal, Aug. 9, 1974.
FILE - In this March 19, 1974 file photo, President Richard Nixon pounds his fist during a news conference in Houston, Texas. In Watergate, the smoking gun was a White House tape proving that Richard M. Nixon ordered a cover-up, the final evidence th
FILE - In this March 15, 1973 file photo, President Nixon tells a White House news conference that he will not allow his legal counsel, John Dean to testify on Capitol Hill in the Watergate investigation and challenged the Senate to test him in the S