What are executive orders?

Some articles on executive orders, executive order:

Syria–United States Relations - Economic Sanctions - Executive Orders
... There have been a series of executive orders administered by the U.S ... Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) which include Executive Orders 13315, 13224, 13382, 13338, 13399, 13441, and 13460 ... On August 18, 2011, Executive Order 13582 signed by President Obama Freezes all assets of the Government of Syria, prohibits U.S ...
List Of United States Federal Executive Orders
... The following is an incomplete list of United States federal executive orders ... The President can issue executive orders pursuant to a grant of discretion from Congress, or under the inherent powers that office holds to deal with certain matters of foreign policy ... Many early executive orders were not recorded ...
President's Committee On Civil Rights - Impact On Civil Rights
... These "small actions" culminated into the signing of the two executive orders mentioned above by Truman in 1948, an election year ... Executive orders 9980 and 9981 were introduced to desegregate the workforce and the army ... Signing his Executive Orders 9980 and 9981 President Truman said, "Today, Freedom From Fear, and the democratic institutions which sustain it, are again under attack ...

Famous quotes containing the words orders and/or executive:

    No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others. Freedom is a gift from heaven, and every individual of the same species has the right to enjoy it as soon as he is in enjoyment of his reason.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching Man to regard himself as an experiment in the realization of God, to regard his hands as God’s hand, his brain as God’s brain, his purpose as God’s purpose. He must regard God as a helpless Longing, which longed him into existence by its desperate need for an executive organ.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)