Mother's Day, Easter, World War II Veterans Remembrance, Crime Victims Recognition, Crime Prevention Week, Stalking Awareness, Sexual Assault Awareness, and hundreds more—these are the common occasions for presidential proclamations. Presidential proclamations can be an aspect of constituent services when they are largely ceremonial recognition of special events, days, weeks, months, or groups. Proclamations can be extremely controversial as in Gerald Ford's proclamation pardoning Richard Nixon or Jimmy Carter's amnesty for draft evaders. Traditionally, presidents in the closing days of their administrations issue ...

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