Historic Documents of 2011, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1452234450
  • ISBN-13: 9781452234458
  • DDC: 973.932
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 776 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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The Historic Documents series makes primary source research easy by presenting in one volume key excerpts from documents about the important events of each year for the United States and the world. Each volume includes approximately 70 events with over 100 documents from the previous year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more.Historic Documents is renowned for the well written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided, and links to Web addresses containing complete documents are given, if available. 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.Featured documents in HISTORIC DOCUMENTS OF 2011 cover topics including: Osama Bin Laden's death Arab Spring European financial crisisAmerican financial deficitJapanese earthquake and tsunamiIndependence for South SudanRoyal weddingWall Street protestsFinal space shuttle missionEnd of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"Protests at the Wisconsin legislature over collective bargaining  

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 2011.
1: January.
2: Congressional Response to the Attempted Assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
3: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Report Released.
4: Arab Spring: Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali Resigns.
5: FCC Approves NBC-Comcast Merger.
6: Lebanon Forms New Government.
7: State of the Union Address and Republican Response.
8: Two Financial Crisis Reports Released.
9: February.
10: Arab Spring: King Abdullah II Reshuffles Cabinet (Jordan).
11: Arab Spring: International Response to Mubarak's Resignation (Egypt).
12: Wisconsin Passes Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill.
13: Arab Spring: Violent Crackdown on Protesters in Bahrain.
14: Arab Spring: Crisis in Yemen Leads to Power Transfer.
15: Department of Justice Declares Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional.
16: March.
17: Supreme Court Rules on Picketers at Military Funerals.
18: Japan Responds to Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis.
19: Arab Spring: Syrian Government's Violent Crackdown on Protests.
20: April.
21: Department of Justice on Military Trials for Guantánamo Detainees.
22: Bipartisan FY2011 Budget Agreement Averts Government Shutdown.
23: Goodluck Jonathan on His Inauguration as President of Nigeria.
24: House and EPA Release Reports on Natural Gas Drilling.
25: Prime Minister Cameron on the Royal Wedding and Succession Law Changes.
26: May.
27: U.S. and Pakistan Officials on Death of Osama bin Laden.
28: Hamas and Fatah Agree to Historic Reconciliation Pact; Palestine Requests UN Membership.
29: Supreme Court Rules on Legal Arizona Workers Act.
30: June.
31: National Cancer Institute on Possible New Breast Cancer and Melanoma Treatments.
32: NOAA on 2011 Extreme Weather.
33: New York Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage.
34: Supreme Court Rules on EPA's Authority to Regulate Carbon Dioxide Emissions.
35: Supreme Court Rules on Wal-Mart Class Action Suit.
36: Supreme Court Rules on Generic Drug Labeling.
37: Supreme Court Rules on California's Violent Video Game Ban.
38: July.
39: Economic Impact of the Recession on States.
40: Republican Presidential Candidates on Jobs and Economic Growth.
41: NASA on End of Space Shuttle Program, Future of U.S. Space Exploration.
42: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Nomination and Hearing.
43: Testimony in British Phone-Hacking Scandal.
44: United Nations Responds to Famine in Somalia.
45: European Union Leaders Reach Deal to Save Greece From Financial Collapse.
46: Federal Officials on Certification of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” Repeal.
47: Norwegian Government on Oslo and Utøya Terrorist Attacks.
48: President Obama Remarks on the Debt Ceiling and Credit Downgrade.
49: August.
50: Evolving U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan.
51: President of South Sudan on Nation's Independence.
52: Prime Minister Cameron on Riots in Great Britain.
53: September.
54: U.S. Postal Service Financial Crisis.
55: President Obama and Senate Republicans Release Jobs Plans.
56: Patent Reform Legislation Signed.
57: Census Bureau Reports on Poverty in the United States.
58: FBI Report on Crime in the United States.
59: Saudi Arabia Extends Women's Political Participation Rights.
60: October.
61: Senate Passes Currency Misalignment Act.
62: Congress Passes Colombia, Panama, and South Korea Trade Agreements.
63: Israel and Palestine Remark on Prisoner Swap.
64: Arab Spring: NATO and President Obama on the Death of Muammar Qaddafi.
65: Remarks by President Obama and Defense Secretary Gates on Iraq Troop Withdrawal.
66: Congressional Hearing on U.S. Troops in Uganda.
67: November.
68: New York City Responds to Occupy Wall Street Movement.
69: Attorney General Remarks on Fast and Furious Gun-Walking Program.
70: IAEA Releases Report on Iranian Nuclear Activities.
71: Secretary Chu Remarks on Solyndra Loan Controversy.
72: Federal Deficit Reduction Committee Folds Without Conclusion.
73: December.
74: Secretary of State Clinton's Visit to Burma.
75: Russian Voters Elect State Duma Amid Fraud Allegations.
76: Department of Justice Announces Settlement in Coal Mine Disaster.
77: European Union Agrees to Fiscal Compact.
78: Three Women Awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
79: 2011 Durban Climate Change Conference; Canada Leaves Kyoto.
80: Election Outcome and Governance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
81: House and Senate Debate Temporary Payroll Tax Extension.
82: Power Transfer in North Korea.
Cumulative Index 2007–2011.