Mini-Lesson: Presidential Pardons

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How do United States presidents give people second chances? Scholars research the concept of presidential forgiveness, or pardon. By completing an Executive Branch Mini-Lesson, class members get a better grasp of the power the executive branch has to waive guilt of a federal crime. They also build news literacy skills by fact checking current information related to pardons.

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