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On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln legally changed the status of over 3 million people from “slave” to “free.” But his emancipation proclamation wasn’t a law — it was an executive order. The framers of the American Constitution made this power available to the executive branch. But what exactly is this tool, how does it work, and what’s the extent of its power? Christina Greer explains.

Lesson by Christina Greer, directed by Brett Underhill.

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  1. First thing off the bat the emancipation proclamation was not an executive order. It was a proclamation with the true Intent to make the war about slavery. Unlike an actual executive order, the emancipation proclamation had no legal bearing snd did not free the slaves. The 13th amendment did. You learn that in any history class. This video has its facts all wrong.

  2. the political system is almost perfect to be honest the only thing is corruption bribery and laziness make it disdain.

  3. Her: "William Henry Harrison never executed an executive order"
    Me: Oh?
    Her: "Because he died after 31 days"
    Me: oh…

  4. Well, I heard DACA was ruled to be constitutional by the Supreme Court, so I’m here to learn more about executive orders,


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