United States Executive Orders

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Can you name the presidents who issued these well-known US executive orders?

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Implemented UN sanctions against economic activities in Yugoslavia
Created a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying information
Created the Works Progress Administration
Limited the Federal Government's use of eminent domain to situations in which the seizure is for public use, with just compensation, and is intended to benefit the general public
Banned most discrimination in the defense industry
Provided for Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration
Designated INTERPOL as a Public Internation Organization entitled to certain privileges
Prohibited most employment discrimination
Banned political assassinations
Required payment for the purchase of public lands to be in gold or silver coinage
Banned investment in Iran's energy sector
Established the President's Task Force on Puerto Rico's Status
Created the Warren Commission
Closed the Office of Strategic Services
Froze all Iranian assets held in the US
Designated Afghanistan and the airspace above it as a combat zone
Established the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board
Created the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
Listed conditions of employment for the Permanent Force for the Panama Canal
DescriptionPresidentOrder #/Description
Granted authority to the Department of Justice to enforce executive orders
Blocked the property of and forbade transactions with terrorists and those who support terrorism
Created the National Industrial Security Program
Ordered the closing of the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay
Prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation in the federal civilian workforce
Defined the design of the modern US flag
Required the federal government to provide services for people with limited English profiency
Established the first program designed to root out Communists in government
Established a procedure for access to presidential records
Prohibited the hoarding of gold
Provided for the internment of Japanese-Americans
Prohibited discrimination in the federal civilian workforce
Established FEMA
Waived the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to the Republic of Belarus
Renounced the certain uses of posionous chemicals in war
Created the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
Established the rules for the awarding of the Legion of Merit
Authorized the Distinguished Flying Cross
Banned most discrimination in the armed forces

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