Use the quotation and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question.
"We must go forward now together... I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our Government but civilization itself. That bond, though strained is unbroken at home and abroad. In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end. My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over."
- Gerald Ford, August 9, 1974
Why do you think Ford made this speech after gaining the presidency?