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Presidential Executive Orders
Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces, 1948
On 26 July 1948, President Harry S Truman signed Executive Order 9981, establishing the Presidens Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. It was accompanied by Executive Order 9980, which created a Fair Employment Board to eliminate racial discrimination in federal employment.

Aug 10, 2006, 10:54pm

Presidential Executive Orders
Executive Order 10924 - Establishment of the Peace Corps, 1961
The founding of the Peace Corps is one of President John F. Kennedy's most enduring legacies. Yet it got its start in a fortuitous and unexpected moment.

Aug 10, 2006, 4:00pm

Presidential Executive Orders
Executive Order 8802
In June 1941, on the eve of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 8802 prohibiting government contractors from engaging in employment discrimination based on race, color or national origin.

Mar 17, 2006, 1:05pm

Presidential Executive Orders
Eisenhower's Order of the Day, June 6, 1944
The greatest invasion force in the history of warfare stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day, June 6, 1944. It was the beginning of a campaign of liberation to eliminate Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and its commander, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, called it "The Great Crusade."

Mar 17, 2006, 12:53pm

Presidential Executive Orders
Executive Order 9066, 1942
The Internment of Persons of Japanese Ancestry

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One of the most stunning ironies in this episode of American civil liberties was articulated by an internee who, when told that the Japanese were put in those camps for their own protection, countered "If we were put there for our protection, why were the guns at the guard towers pointed inward, instead of outward?"

Mar 17, 2006, 12:32pm

Presidential Executive Orders
Executive Order Establishing Office of Homeland Security
After the events of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush established the Office of Homeland Security.

Mar 17, 2006, 12:22pm




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