Script written by Elysse Presant. Born July 14th, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska, Gerald Ford excelled at sports when he was young and studied law at university. He left his law studies to become involved in World War II and then entered politics as a Congressman where he was well-liked by many. After some time as House Minority Leader in the Senate, the Watergate Scandal paved the way for Ford to become first Vice President and then President in 1974. Though he was criticized for some of his decisions in international policy, he still managed to make progress on the domestic front. In this video, http://www.WatchMojo.com takes a look at the life and accomplishments of Gerald Ford.