Everything You Need to Know About Executive Orders
- One of the most famous executive orders was Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which freed about 3 million slaves during the Civil War
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt holds the record for most executive orders with 3,522 documents signed during his 12-year tenure as president.
- Second only to FDR is Calvin Coolidge with 1,203 executive orders.
- Over 13,000 executive orders have been signed.
- The only person who can reverse an executive order is another president