College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in History - Thesis (MA)
Betty Ford, Second Lady, Watergate, First Lady, 1970s, 1973
History | Political History | United States History | Women's History
Dickey, Caroline Marie, "Free Spirit Meets Gilded Cage: Betty Ford as Second Lady 1973-1974" (2019). Masters Theses. 603.
Betty Ford has a rich legacy as a pioneer and trailblazer, but her transition into politics was far from smooth. 1973-1974, or her time as Second Lady, was a critical training ground that solidified her beliefs and character for the rest of her life in the spotlight.