History Of Presidential Pardon  

The Presidential Pardon can be used by the U.S. President to alleviate the punishment given to a person or a body for a crime. The clauses of ‘pardon’ have been amended significantly since the inception of the original definition stated in the U.S. Constitution. Now, the U.S. President is allowed to grant pardon only for crimes against the laws that are directly under his jurisdiction.

The history of the U.S. Presidential Pardon dates back to the day when the U.S Constitution was written and ratified. The wordings and the concept of the original definition was derived from the English System, in which the King of England was given the ‘royal freedom’ or authority to relieve any form of punishment given to a person for a crime committed by him against the crown. This English concept of royal freedom of the head of state to pardon capital crimes was incorporated into the U.S. Constitution by the Framers. The section they incorporated extended a significant amount of power to the President of the United States to grant official and general pardons for all types of crimes other than impeachment.

The U.S. history of Presidential Pardon is marked by many famous pardons. President George Washington used it in 1974 to grant pardon to some of the participants of the Whiskey Rebellion. Another major case that made history was when President Andrew Johnson pardoned Alexander Hamilton Garland in 1866 for the crimes committed during the Civil War. This case caused the lawmakers to restate the clauses of presidential pardon to prevent misuse or misinterpretation of the original statement. Other popular Presidential Pardons in the U.S. history include the one granted by President Jimmy in 1977 to all the people who evaded military service intentionally during the Vietnam War and the one granted to Richard Nixon in the year 1974 by President Gerald Ford.

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History Of Presidential Pardon

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