List of National Emergencies
A national emergency is a situation in which a specific threat of danger to a nation is perceived and extra-constitutional powers are often granted. Below is a list of all national emergencies:
|Ended||May 27, 1941||President Franklin Roosevelt declared a National emergency under threat from Nazi Germany.|
|Current||November 14, 1979||After the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order 12170 freezing Iranian assets|
|Ended||May 2, 1985||After the election of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, President Ronald Reagan prohibited all trade between the U.S. and Nicaragua. It was lifted in March 1990.|
|Ended||June 9, 1998||President Clinton declared a National emergency during the bombing of Yugoslavia.|
|Current||October 24, 2009||Amidst the growing threat of Swine Flu, President Obama declared a National emergency to speed up the creation of an effective response.|
- Currently 31 National Emergencies; Trump’s Border Emergency Would Make 32, by Ken Klukowski, January 10, 2019.