eBook Historic Documents of 2013, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1483347869
  • ISBN-13: 9781483347868
  • DDC: 909.8312
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 712 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Historic Documents is renowned for the well written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. The 2013 volume will begin with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents and a cumulative five-year index that directs them to related material in earlier volumes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Thematic Table of Contents.
List of Document Sources.
How to Use This Book.
Overview of 2013.
1: January.
2: President Obama Delivers Second Inaugural Address.
3: Prime Minister Cameron Remarks on Algerian Hostage Crisis.
4: February.
5: PM Netanyahu Charged With Forming New Israeli Government.
6: Vatican Announces Resignation of Pope Benedict; Conclave Chooses New Pope.
7: State of the Union Address and Republican Response.
8: North Korea Conducts Third Nuclear Test.
9: Lebanese Prime Minister on Impact of Syrian Civil War.
10: March.
11: President Obama Issues Sequestration Order.
12: International Leaders Respond to Death of Venezuelan Leader Hugo Chavez.
13: Kenyan President Remarks on Election; New President Sworn In.
14: Eurogroup Responds to Cyprus Crisis.
15: April.
16: Iraq Conducts Elections Amid Tenuous Security Environment.
17: New Zealand, England, and Wales Approve Same-Sex Marriage.
18: President Obama Remarks on Gun Control Legislation.
19: Response to the Boston Marathon Attack.
20: Italian President's Address Upon His Reelection.
21: Senators Debate Internet Sales Tax Bill.
22: May.
23: Bangladeshi Prime Minister and U.S. President on Garment Industry.
24: Maryland Abolishes the Death Penalty.
25: Department of Justice Defends AP Records Subpoena.
26: Treasury Inspector General Releases IRS Audit on Inappropriate Targeting.
27: Scientists Successfully Create Human Embryonic Stem Cells.
28: War Crimes Tribunal Acquits Top Serbian Officials.
29: June.
30: Turkish President Remarks on Protests.
31: Supreme Court Rules on DNA Collection.
32: Federal Leaders Remark on Immigration Reform.
33: Supreme Court Rules on Gene Patents.
34: Iranian President Remarks on Election.
35: U.S. and Afghanistan on Security Negotiations.
36: Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action in College Admissions.
37: Supreme Court Rules on Voting Rights Act.
38: Supreme Court Rules on Same-Sex Marriage.
39: Supreme Court Rules on the Defense of Marriage Act.
40: U.S. and Russian Officials Respond to NSA Leaks.
41: July.
42: European Union Officials on the Addition of Croatia to the EU.
43: U.S. Leaders Remark on Egyptian Coup.
44: EU and U.S. Open Free Trade Discussions.
45: Detroit Files for Bankruptcy.
46: Bradley Manning Convicted for Classified U.S. Document Leaks.
47: August.
48: Amazon.com Founder Purchases The Washington Post.
49: Department of Justice Issues Revised Drug Sentencing Guidelines.
50: Department of Justice Issues Guidelines on Enforcement of Marijuana Laws.
51: September.
52: Southern Philippines Continuing Conflict.
53: President Obama Remarks on the Conflict in Syria.
54: NASA's Voyager 1 Reaches Interstellar Space.
55: Federal Leaders Remark on the Navy Yard Shooting and Mental Health Care in America.
56: Census Bureau Reports on Poverty in the United States.
57: African Union Condemns Mall Shooting.
58: Germany Holds Federal Elections.
59: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Releases Report on Greenhouse Gases.
60: October.
61: President Obama Remarks on the Government Shutdown.
62: Treasury Secretary on the Debt Ceiling.
63: Al Qaeda Operative Captured in Tripoli.
64: WHO Determines Air Pollution to Be a Leading Environmental Cause of Cancer Deaths.
65: President Obama Remarks on the Affordable Care Act.
66: International Organizations Respond to Violence in Mozambique.
67: November.
68: Department of Justice Gives Consent for Largest Airline Merger.
69: Same-Sex Marriage Approved in Hawaii and Illinois.
70: Saudi Arabia Declines UN Security Council Seat; Jordan Fills Vacancy.
71: China Announces Relaxation of Some Social Policies.
72: Justice Department Reaches Settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase.
73: Federal Leaders on Changes to the Filibuster Rule.
74: International Leaders Reach Agreement on Iranian Nuclear Program.
75: Preparation for the 2014 Olympic Games; Terrorist Attacks Raise Concerns.
76: EU Responds to Protests in Ukraine; Blocked Trade Agreement.
77: December.
78: White House Report Details Benefits of Unemployment Insurance.
79: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Awarded 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
80: U.S. and South African Presidents Eulogize Nelson Mandela.
81: Federal Review of NSA Surveillance Program Issued.
82: China Successfully Lands Spacecraft on the Moon.