On August 9, 1974, President Nixon became the first, and only, president to resign from office. Take a look at his letter of resignation at http://goo.gl/bkgnWM. The Watergate scandal caused his, and his administration’s demise. Read Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski’s Memorandum, “Factors to be Considered in Deciding Whether to Prosecute Richard M Nixon for Obstruction of Justice” at https://goo.gl/RzbXFo.
Chief Justice Warren Burger swore in Vice President Ford as the 38th president on the same day Nixon resigned. Watch his swearing-in ceremony at https://goo.gl/hmEv3A.