Carter pardons draft dodgers (28 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Context

On 21 January 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned most Vietnam war draft dodgers. His was a presidency of healing, he proclaimed, and this measure was designed to foster such healing.

Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Carter pardons draft dodgers". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
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