The full content of this document is only available to subscribing institutions. More information can be found via

Reference FCO 82/414
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Internal political situation in USA (Watergate) (1974)
Description Senator Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick. Background information on the new Administration of President Gerald R Ford including his personal history, political philosophy, Foreign affairs and the United Nations, Soviet Union, China, Indo China, the Middle East, NATO, Trade Reform Bill, Ford's performance as Vice President and the new Administration under Ford. Included it the text of an address by President Gerald R. Ford to the Joint session of the United States Congress. President Nixon's resignation and reactions in the Soviet Union, China and North Vietnam.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries China, United States, Soviet Union
Places Argentina; Asia; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; China; Cyprus; Europe; France; Geneva; Greece; Hanoi; India; Iran; Ireland; Israel; Japan; Latin America; Lebanon; Mexico; Middle East; Netherlands; Northern Ireland; Rhodesia; Russia; South East Asia; Soviet Union; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Brezhnev, Leonid; Callaghan, James; Connally, John B; Dean, John W III; Ford, Gerald; Fox, Roy; Goodell, Charles; Haldeman, H R; Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Kennedy, Edward Moore; Kissinger, Henry; Laird, Melvin R; Nixon, Richard M; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Richardson, Elliot; Rumsfeld, Donald; Russell, Mark; Scott, Hugh; Stein, Herbert
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arab; Arms; British Embassy; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Civil rights; Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP); Communist; Congress; Crime; Defence; Democratic Party; Department of State; Desegregation; Detente; Draft; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; Environment; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); foreign policy; Gubernatorial; Health; Impeachment; Inflation; International Economic Relations; Japanese; Mid-Term elections; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; Paris Peace Talks; Payments; Plumbers; Poverty; Race; Recession; Refugees; Republican Party; State Department; Supreme Court; Tariffs; Taxes; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Trade Reform Bill; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations National Security Council; United States Navy; Vice President; Vietnamization; Wages; Warsaw Pact; Watergate; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
Copyright Crown Copyright documents © are reproduced by permission of The National Archives London, UK