1976 Presidential Election

Timeline: The Campaign Trail

This timeline charts Gerald Ford's path in the 1976 election, from competing for the Republican nomination in the primaries to his fight against Jimmy Carter in the general election. Follow along to learn more about the key moments in his campaign.

July 13


Campaign Stops: Philadelphia

President Ford signs a baseball for a player prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Philadelphia, PA.

July 17


Campaign Stops: Hartford

The audience at the Connecticut Republican Convention waiting for President Ford, Hartford, CT.

July 30


Campaign Stops: Jackson

First Lady Betty Ford speaks with the media, Jackson, MS.