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Civic Literacy

A guide for the State of Florida Civic Literacy Requirement

Landmark Executive Orders & Proclamations

The following are some executive orders and proclamations which are frequently discussed:

  • 1861 - Suspension of Habeas Corpus
  • 1863 - Emancipation Proclamation
  • 1935 - Works Progress Administration - Executive Order 7034
  • 1942 - Japanese-American Internment Camps - Executive Order 9066
  • 1948 - Desegregation of the Military - Executive Order 9981
  • 1952 - Steel Mills under Federal Control - Executive Order 10340
  • 1957 - National Guard Enforces School Desegregation - Executive Order 10730
  • 1961 - Equal Employment Opportunity - Executive Order 10925
  • 1963 - Warren Commission - Executive Order 11130
  • 1965 - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Executive Order 11246
  • 1974 - Ford Pardons Nixon - Presidential Proclamation 4311
  • 1976 - Ban on Assassination - Executive Order 11905
  • 1978 - Reforming the Intelligence Community - Executive Order 12036
  • 1979 - Creation of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) - Executive Order 12127
  • 2001 - Creation of the Department of Homeland Security - Executive Order 13228
  • 2009 - Lawful Interrogations - Executive Order 13491

Presidential Proclamations & Executive Orders (1937+)

American Presidency Project