Historic Documents of 2014, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1483380513
  • ISBN-13: 9781483380513
  • DDC: 909.831
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 736 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2015
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This book is renowned for the well written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. The 2014 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.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Thematic Table of Contents.
List of Document Sources.
How to Use This Book.
Overview of 2014.
1: State of the Union Address and Republican Response.
2: President Obama Delivers the State of the Union Address.
3: Rep. Rodgers Delivers Republican Response to the State of the Union Address.
4: ISIL Captures Fallujah; U.S. Vows Support for Iraq.
5: United States Discusses Continuing Commitment to Iraq.
6: Congressional Testimony on Growing Terrorist Threat in Iraq.
7: Iraq Remarks on Security Situation in Fallujah.
8: United Nations-Brokered Syrian Peace Talks Conclude Without Agreement.
9: Peace Talks Conclude Without Consensus.
10: UN Envoy Apologizes for Lack of Progress on Syria.
11: Sochi Hosts the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
12: Putin Opens IOC Session in Sochi.
13: IOC President Opens the Sochi Winter Olympics.
14: United Nations Report on North Korea's Human Rights Abuses.
15: UN Report on North Korean Human Rights Violations.
16: North Korea Responds to UN Human Rights Report.
17: Venezuelan Government Cracks Down on Protests Amid U.S. Concern.
18: Secretary Kerry Raises Concern About Crackdown on Venezuelan Protesters.
19: Venezuelan Government Accuses United States of Supporting Coup.
20: Supreme Court Rules on Whistleblower Protection.
21: Lawson V. FMRLLC.
22: Crimea Votes to Secede From Ukraine.
23: Acting President of Ukraine on Crimea Referndum.
24: Crimea Admitted Into the Russian Federation.
25: NATO-Ukraine Commission Remarks on Russian Military Intervention in Ukraine.
26: Disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight.
27: Prime Minister Razak on the Search for MH370.
28: Australian Prime Minister on Involvement in the Search for MH370.
29: Prime Minster Razak Announces the Assumption that MH370 Crashed.
30: Abbott and Najib Hold Joint Press Conference on Search for MH370.
31: President Obama's National Security Agency Reform Proposal Released.
32: President Obama Remarks on NSA Data Collection.
33: Supreme Court Rules on Campaign Contributions.
34: McCutcheon v. FEC.
35: U.S., Palestinian, and Israeli Leaders Remark on Peace Process.
36: Israeli Prime Minister on Negotiations with Palestine.
37: Secretary Kerry and Israeli Foreign Minister Speak on Peace Process.
38: Palestinian Minister of Information on Israeli Occupation.
39: Secretary Kerry Remarks on the Ceasefire in Gaza.
40: President Obama Signs Wage Gap Executive Order.
41: President Obama Signs Wage Gap Legislation.
42: President Obama Remarks on Signing Wage Gap Legislation.
43: Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action in Higher Education.
44: Schuette v. BAMN.
45: First Affordable Care Act Deadline Passes.
46: HHS Report Details ACA Enrollment.
47: Nigerian Government and African Union Respond to Kidnapping by Boko Haram.
48: Nigerian Government Remarks on Kidnapping by Boko Haram.
49: African Union Remarks on Kidnapping in Nigeria.
50: Supreme Court Rules on Prayer in Council Meetings.
51: Town of Greece v. Galloway.
52: European Union Court Backs Right to Be Forgotten in Google Case.
53: European Court Backs Right to Be Forgotten.
54: Federal Communications Commission Proposes Net Neutrality Rules.
55: FCC Announces Net Neutrality Rulemaking Effort.
56: FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Remarks on Net Neutrality.
57: FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on Net Neutrality.
58: Secretary Kerry and Prime Minister Modi Remark on Historic Indian Election.
59: Secretary Kerry Offers Congratulations to New Indian Leaders.
60: Prime Minister Modi Forms Government.
61: Shri Narendra Modi Assumes Office as 15th Prime Minister of India.
62: Thai Military Seizes Power in Coup.
63: Secretary Kerry Responds to Thailand Coup.
64: Department of Defense Curbs Thai Military Engagements.
65: General Prayut Remarks on the Situation in Thailand Following Coup.
66: Veterans Affairs Secretary Resigns Amid Scathing Report.
67: Secretary Shinseki Remarks on Veterans Affairs Crisis.
68: President Obama Accepts Sec. Shinseki's Resignation.
69: Department of Veterans Affairs Releases Audit Results.
70: President Obama Remarks on Release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
71: President Obama Issues Statement on Sgt. Bergdahl's Release.
72: President Obama and Sgt. Bergdahl's Parents Welcome Release.
73: U.S., United Nations, and Swedish Leaders on Installation of Palestinian Unity Government.
74: Rep. Royce Expresses Concern about Unity Government.
75: Un Secretary Ban on Palestinian Unity Government.
76: Swedish Foreign Affair Minister Remarks on Palestinian Statehood.
77: Egyptian President Sisi on His Inauguration.
78: New Egyptian President Gives Inaugural Address.
79: United Nations and U.S. Respond to Increasing Violence in Mosul.
80: State Department Condemns ISIL Attack on Mosul.
81: UN Expresses Concern about ISIL Threat in Iraq.
82: UN Urges for Humanitarian Aid in Iraq.
83: House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on General Motors Ignition Switch Recall.
84: Rep. Murphy Opens General Motors Hearing.
85: Rep. Upton Remarks on General Motors Recall.
86: GM CEO Barra Testifies Before Congress on Recall.
87: Supreme Court Rules on Aereo Television Service.
88: American Broadcast Cos. v. Aereo.
89: Supreme Court Rules on Cell Phone Privacy.
90: Riley v. California.
91: Supreme Court Rules on Affordable Care Act Birth Control Mandate.
92: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.
93: Supreme Court Rules on Union Contributions by Public Employees.
94: Harris v. Quinn.
95: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Details Growing Refugee Crisis in Iraq and Syria.
96: UN Raises Concerns About Dwindling Resources for Syrian Refugees.
97: UN Calls for Political Solution in Iraq.
98: UN on New Humanitarian Push in Iraq.
99: UN Says Three Million Syrians Have Fled Their Homes.
100: U.S. and Iraqi Officials on New Iraqi Leadership.
101: Secretary Kerry Congratulates New Parliamentary Leaders.
102: President Obama Meets With New Prime Minister Abadi.
103: California Death Penalty Declared Unconstitutional.
104: Jones v. Chappell.
105: Preliminary Report on Downing of Malaysian Flight Released.
106: Prime Minister Rutte On MH17.
107: Ukrainian Prime Minster on Malaysia Airlines Crash.
108: Preliminary Dutch Safety Board Report on MH17.
109: Iranian, European Union, and U.S. Leaders Remark on Nuclear Talks.
110: Secretary Kerry on the Delay of Nuclear Talks With Iran.
111: Eu, Iranian Leaders on Nuclear Talks Extension.
112: Local Officials Respond to Officer-Involved Shootings.
113: Nwe York City Officials Discuss Garner Shooting.
114: Missouri Governor Remarks on Situation in Ferguson.
115: President Obama Signs LGBT Employment Protection Executive Order.
116: Executive Order 13672.
117: Obama Remarks on Signing LGBT Protections.
118: European Court of Human Rights Rules on Poland's Involvement With CIA Secret Prisons.
119: EU Court Rules on Polish Involvement in CIA Torture.
120: International Leaders Announce Sanctions Against Russia.
121: G7 Leaders on Continuing Conflict in Ukraine.
122: President Obama Announces New Sanctions.
123: International Leaders on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa.
124: WHO Details Response to Ebola in West Africa.
125: CDC Briefing on Ebola Outbreak.
126: UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on Ebola.
127: President Obama on Ebola Response.
128: Senator Feinstein and the White House Remark on CIA Hacking.
129: Sen. Feinstein Reacts to CIA Report on Hacking.
130: White House Press Conference on Hacking Scandal.
131: United Nations Accuses Hamas of War Crimes.
132: UN Human Rights Commissioner on Attacks in Gaza.
133: Massachusetts Passes Nation's Toughest Gun Law.
134: Mayor Walsh on Gun Control Legislation.
135: Massachusetts Department of Justice Information Services Releases Bill Summary.
136: President Obama Authorizes Airstrikes Against ISIL Targets.
137: President Obama Authorizes Airstrikes.
138: European Commission on Slow Growth and New Investment Plans.
139: European Commission on Economic Sentiment.
140: President of European Commission Lays Out New Investment Plan.
141: Chinese Standing Committee Reviews Universal Suffrage in Hong Kong.
142: National People's Congress on Election of Hong Kong's Chief Executive.
143: Hong Kong's Chief Executive Responds to Universal Suffrage Decision.
144: Standing Committee Votes on Universal Suffrage in Hong Kong.
145: Census Bureau Reports on Poverty in the United States.
146: Census Bureau Report on Poverty in the United States.
147: Census Bureau Releases Supplemental Poverty Measures.
148: President Obama Launches Campaign to Curb Campus Sexual Assault.
149: President Obama Unveils White House Campaign Against Sexual Assault.
150: Scotland Votes Against Independence.
151: Prime Minister Cameron Remarks on Failure of Scottish Independence Referendum.
152: Scotland First Minister on Failure of Referendum.
153: Secretary of State for Scotland on Smith Commission Recommendations.
154: Secret Service Remarks on White House Security Breaches.
155: Secret Service Remarks on Fence Jumper.
156: Secret Service Director on Security Breach.
157: Yemen's President and Rebel Groups Sign Peace Agreement.
158: Yemen's Government Signs Peace Agreement With Rebels.
159: Unemployment Rate Falls; Federal Reserve Ends Controversial Bond Buying Program.
160: Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner on Job Growth.
161: Federal Reserve Ends Quantitative Easing.
162: Supreme Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Appeals.
163: Indiana Governor Responds to Same-Sex Marriage Decision.
164: Utah Governor on Supreme Court Decision.
165: Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order on Same-Sex Marriage.
166: President Obama and Speaker Boehner Respond to 2014 Midterm Elections.
167: Speaker Boehner on Midterm Elections.
168: President Obama Responds to Midterm Elections.
169: Response to 2014 Ballot Initiatives.
170: Brady Campaign On Washington State Gun Sales Referendum.
171: NRA on Second Amendment Ballot Measures.
172: Drug Policy Alliance on Marijuana Ballot Initiatives.
173: AFL-CIO on Minimum Wage Increases.
174: Center for Reproductive Rights on Abortion Ballot Initiatives.
175: Tennessee Yes on 1 on Abortion Ballot Measures.
176: African Leaders Address Unrest in Burkina Faso.
177: Economic Community of West African States Summit on Burkina Faso.
178: African Union Welcomes Agreement in Burkina Faso.