For which reasons did Gerald Ford pardon Richard Nixon?

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For which reasons did Gerald Ford pardon Richard Nixon?

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Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon of his crimes in the belief that the trial of an American President would send the country into turmoil and that the long and arduous process of trial and sentencing would lead to the country becoming divided and demoralized. He also believed that Nixon had suffered enough punishment in being forced to resign and that Nixon had gone through enough suffering and demonization in his stepping down from the presidency.