24. Presidential Turkey Pardoning

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Turkey pardoning tends to air on the humorous side of presidential matters. It began as a plea for friendship but morphed into a press event. Thanksgiving will also be different for everyone this year, but that will make it time to truly remember what the holiday is all about.

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Resources:
General History:

https://www.whitehousehistory.org/pardoning-the-thanksgiving-turkey#:~:text=The%20official%20%22pardoning%22%20of%20White%20House%20turkeys%20is,Brooks%20was%20the%20origin%20for%20the%20pardoning%20ceremony.

https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/the-real-story-behind-the-presidential-turkey-pardon/
https://www.history.com/news/a-brief-history-of-the-presidential-turkey-pardon

Random Turkey Facts: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/turkey/turkey_facts.cfm

World's Heaviest Turkey: https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2015/11/top-10-thanksgiving-records-from-super-fast-turkeys-pluckers-to-massive-pumpkin#:~:text=Heaviest%20turkey%20The%20greatest%20dressed%20weight%20recorded%20for,for%20charity%20for%20a%20record%20%C2%A34400%20%28then%20%246%2C692%29

Pardon Definition: https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/pardon

The Constitution: https://constitution.congress.gov/constitution/

Truman Library: https://www.trumanlibrary.gov/education/trivia/did-truman-pardon-turkey

Clemency Definition: https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/clemency

Turkeys at the First Thanksgiving: https://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/first-thanksgiving-meal

Pardoning Clips:
Clinton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFsirEohAmc

W. Bush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ngOANGDyb4

Obama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQA_h3zHB_A

Trump: https://noagendaassets.com/enc/1605473919.447_trump2018turkeynamedcarrotsdemandsrecount1min17sec.mp3

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