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.

August 6


Campaign Stop: Camp David

Campaign strategy session at Camp David.

August 8


Campaign Stop: Philadelphia

President Ford addresses the 41st International Eucharistic Congress, Philadelphia, PA.

August 15


Campaign Stop: Kansas City

President Ford and Susan Ford relax in front of the television prior to the Republican National Convention, Kansas City, MO.

August 16-19

Republican National Convention  

Kansas City, Missouri

August 21-28

Vail Strategy Sessions

Vail, Colorado

Campaign strategy meeting in Vail, CO.