No matter how clear you make a copy, nothing shines quite like the original. Thanksgiving proclamations from U.S. presidents are nothing new – 31 of our chief executives have issued 162 of them. In its cache of millions of original federal documents, the American Presidency Project at the University of California Santa Barbara has every single one of those proclamations available to read online. Not all of them are particularly inspiring reads. You can skip the proclamation President Chester A.