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RSS FeedsWas Washington“s Thanksgiving Proclamation the first Executive Order?
(World News USA)


23 november 2017 13:28:42

Was Washington“s Thanksgiving Proclamation the first Executive Order?
(World News USA)

This Thursday, Americans celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday that has its roots in colonial traditions. But was that holiday actually created by the first executive order issued by a President? The answer to that question is no one really knows for sure. President George Washington`s first presidential proclamation recognized a Thanksgiving holiday to be celebrated in late November 1789. Whether that act in itself was an executive order, in a modern sense, is up for debate. The Constitution as written and ratified didn`t mention executive orders and proclamations by name, and there isn`t a specific provision or clause in the Constitution that directs the President to issue executive orders and...
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