1974 – Watergate scandal: Ford pardons Nixon for any crimes he may have committed against the United States while president, believing it to be in the "best interests of the country." 1974 – Restrictions are removed on holding private gold within the United States. 1975 – President Ford signs The Helsinki Accords.
History of the United States (1789–1849) History of the United States (1849–1865) Timeline of the American Old West; Further reading 1820s. John S. Galbraith. "British-American Competition in the Border Fur Trade of the 1820s". Minnesota History, Vol. 36, No. 7 (Sep., 1959), pp. 241–249.