What did President Ford mean when he said that "Our long national nightmare is over?"

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Jul 7, 2016

Answer:

In his Inaugural Address President Gerald Ford's statement "Our long national nightmare is over..." made reference to the Impeachment and Resignation proceedings of President Richard Nixon based upon the Watergate scandal.

Explanation:

In his Inaugural Address President Gerald Ford's statement "Our long national nightmare is over..." made reference to the Impeachment and Resignation proceedings of President Richard Nixon based upon the Watergate scandal.

President Ford gave the address in September of 1974 following the resignation of then President Nixon. Ford went on to describe the system by which the seamless transition is made possible by the guidelines built into our nations statutes and protections to our system.