Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fact of the Day: Pardons For Christmas

On Christmas day in 1868, President Andrew Johnson granted all former soldiers of the Confederate army an unconditional pardon.

6 comments:

  1. What was the alternative? Execute them all for treason?

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  2. I don't think that happens anymore. :P

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  3. woah.. interesting fact! thanks for sharing this :D keep on posting this kind of general knowledge ;D

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  4. oh there are plenty of pardons that happen...not sure if at christmas...this was important in the healing of our nation...back when politicians thought about the people...

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  5. WEll that's an awesome chunk of trivia! Thanks much! Following!

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