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How did Gerald Ford become the only unelected President in US History?

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Trump won the Presidency despite trailing Hillary Clinton by 2.8 Million in the Popular Vote.

It is not unusual for a President to win the election whilst not winning the votes of the majority of Americans. Five times in US History a candidate has won the electoral college vote without winning the popular vote, the latest being in November 2016 when Donald Trump won the Presidency despite securing 2.8 million votes less than Hillary Clinton.

However, it is unusual for someone to become President without winning an election at all. However, this is exactly what happened on August 9th 1974 when Gerald Ford became the 38th President of the United States without having ever contested a Presidential Election.

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On the 9th August 1974, Gerald Ford became the 38th President of the United State despite never having contested a Presidential Election.

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Who were ‘The Framers’ and what did they frame?

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With its evolutionary and organic nature, there is no person, or group of people, who can be attributed with founding the UK constitution. Although there are major events, like the Magna Carta and Bill of Rights, these were merely one among many building blocks of the constitution.

The reality in the United States is fundamentally different. The US Constitution is codified, with one document that forms the Fundamental Law of the United States. The formation of this document is down to 55 individuals, who are known as ‘The Framers’, because they framed the US Constitution.

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