Civics 101 – Episode 43: Presidential Pardons

Grade
9-12
Lesson Duration

Each podcast episode of Civics 101 gives listeners a basic, non-partisan, topical reintroduction to how the U.S. government works. The history of the topic, as well as connections to current news events, is explored.

Episode 43: Article II of the U.S. Constitution gives the President the power to grant pardons. Does this power have limits? Or did the founders give the the President an untouchable “get-out-of-jail-free” card? Does Congress get a say? And what purpose to pardons serve anyway?

Listen to podcast (15;18): https://www.civics101podcast.org/civics-101-episodes/ep43

Source

https://www.civics101podcast.org/new-page-1/

New Hampshire Public Radio