Historic Documents, 2008 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 160426666X
  • ISBN-13: 9781604266665
  • DDC: 973.93
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 864 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released January 2010
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Overview

The Historic Documents seriesmakes 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 sixty to seventy documents from a particular year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to speeches from leaders and other opinion makers,to court cases, legislation, and testimony, and much more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Thematic Table of Contents.
1: List of Document Sources.
Preface.
2: How to Use This Book.
3: Overview of 2008.
4: January.
5: California Sues the EPA Over Emissions Standards.
6: 2008 Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries.
7: State of the Union Address and Democratic Response.
8: February.
9: Congressional Debate on the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008.
10: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Charged for His Role in the 9/11 Attacks.
11: President Bush on His Five-Nation Tour of Africa.
12: Kosovo Declares Independence from Serbia.
13: Resignation of Fidel Castro as President of Cuba.
14: Kenyan Leaders Agree to Power-Sharing Agreement.
15: March.
16: United Nations Imposes Sanctions on Iran.
17: President Bush Vetoes Congressional Bill Banning Torture.
18: Resignation of New York Governor and U.S. Political Corruption Probes.
19: World Food Programme Requests Assistance for Global Food Crisis.
20: U.S. Supreme Court on Powers of the President and the International Court.
21: April.
22: Nepal Election Replaces Monarchy with Constituent Assembly.
23: Pope Benedict XVI on His Visit to the United States.
24: U.S. Supreme Court on Use of Lethal Injection in Death Penalty Cases.
25: U.S. Supreme Court on Indiana's Voter Identification Law.
26: May.
27: Medvedev on His Inauguration as President of Russia.
28: Burma's Military Leaders Bar Relief Workers after Cyclone.
29: U.S. and Israeli Officials on Violence in Lebanon, Peace Talks with Syria.
30: American Legion on the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Legislation.
31: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.
32: JUNE.
33: Senate Select Intelligence Committee Report on Iraq.
34: UNICEF and Chinese Earthquake Committee on Disaster Aftermath.
35: U.S. Supreme Court on Guantánamo Bay Detainees.
36: Congress Overhauls Federal Rules on Electronic Surveillance.
37: U.S. Supreme Court on the Death Penalty for the Rape of a Child.
38: U.S. Supreme Court on Damages from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
39: U.S. Supreme Court on Personal Right to Possess Firearms.
40: July.
41: Serbia Forms a New, Pro-Western Government.
42: United States, Czech Republic, and Poland Agree to a Missile Shield.
43: Concerns over the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.
44: Colombian President Uribe on Hostage Rescue.
45: Zimbabwe Leaders Sign a Power-Sharing Agreement.
46: Resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Olmert.
47: August.
48: Salim Hamdan Sentenced on Terrorism Charges.
49: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Study on HIV Estimates.
50: Georgian, Russian, and U.S. Officials on the Conflict in South Ossetia.
51: Resignation of Pakistani President Musharraf.
52: Timetable for Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Iraq.
53: September.
54: Resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda.
55: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Placed in Federal Conservatorship.
56: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Situations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
57: FBI Report on Crime in the United States.
58: Congressional Debate on the Ban on Offshore Drilling.
59: World Leaders and the IMF on the Global Economic Crisis.
60: Resignation of South African President Mbeki.
61: October.
62: Passage of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
63: U.S. Governors on the Economic Outlook in the States.
64: Governor Palin and Senator Biden in the Vice Presidential Debate.
65: President Bush Signs Mental Health Parity Law.
66: United States and India Sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement.
67: North Korea Removed from U.S. List of State Sponsors of Terrorism.
68: Senators Obama and McCain in the Final Presidential Debate.
69: U.S.–Mexican Initiative to Fight Drug Violence in Mexico.
70: November.
71: 2008 Presidential Election Victory and Concession Speeches.
72: California Passes Proposition 8 Banning Same-Sex Marriage.
73: Scientists Announce the Sequencing of a Cancer Genome.
74: United Nations on the Intensification of Violence in the Congo.
75: Thailand Officials on the Growing Political Crisis.
76: December.
77: Federal Reserve and Economists on the U.S. Financial Crisis at Year-End.
78: Canadian Officials on the Shutdown of Parliament.
79: U.S. and Indian Officials on the Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai.
80: President Bush Authorizes Bailout Funds for U.S. Automakers.
81: Charges Brought Against Blackwater Guards for Iraqi Civilian Deaths.
82: Ahtisaari on Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
83: U.S. Government Charges Madoff for Multibillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme.
84: United Nations and World Leaders on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia.
85: United Nations and Israel on Hamas and Renewed Violence in Gaza.
Credits.
Cumulative Index, 2004-2008.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Thematic Table of Contents.
1: List of Document Sources.
Preface.
2: How to Use This Book.
3: Overview of 2008.
4: January.
5: California Sues the EPA Over Emissions Standards.
6: 2008 Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries.
7: State of the Union Address and Democratic Response.
8: February.
9: Congressional Debate on the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008.
10: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Charged for His Role in the 9/11 Attacks.
11: President Bush on His Five-Nation Tour of Africa.
12: Kosovo Declares Independence from Serbia.
13: Resignation of Fidel Castro as President of Cuba.
14: Kenyan Leaders Agree to Power-Sharing Agreement.
15: March.
16: United Nations Imposes Sanctions on Iran.
17: President Bush Vetoes Congressional Bill Banning Torture.
18: Resignation of New York Governor and U.S. Political Corruption Probes.
19: World Food Programme Requests Assistance for Global Food Crisis.
20: U.S. Supreme Court on Powers of the President and the International Court.
21: April.
22: Nepal Election Replaces Monarchy with Constituent Assembly.
23: Pope Benedict XVI on His Visit to the United States.
24: U.S. Supreme Court on Use of Lethal Injection in Death Penalty Cases.
25: U.S. Supreme Court on Indiana's Voter Identification Law.
26: May.
27: Medvedev on His Inauguration as President of Russia.
28: Burma's Military Leaders Bar Relief Workers after Cyclone.
29: U.S. and Israeli Officials on Violence in Lebanon, Peace Talks with Syria.
30: American Legion on the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Legislation.
31: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.
32: JUNE.
33: Senate Select Intelligence Committee Report on Iraq.
34: UNICEF and Chinese Earthquake Committee on Disaster Aftermath.
35: U.S. Supreme Court on Guantánamo Bay Detainees.
36: Congress Overhauls Federal Rules on Electronic Surveillance.
37: U.S. Supreme Court on the Death Penalty for the Rape of a Child.
38: U.S. Supreme Court on Damages from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
39: U.S. Supreme Court on Personal Right to Possess Firearms.
40: July.
41: Serbia Forms a New, Pro-Western Government.
42: United States, Czech Republic, and Poland Agree to a Missile Shield.
43: Concerns over the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.
44: Colombian President Uribe on Hostage Rescue.
45: Zimbabwe Leaders Sign a Power-Sharing Agreement.
46: Resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Olmert.
47: August.
48: Salim Hamdan Sentenced on Terrorism Charges.
49: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Study on HIV Estimates.
50: Georgian, Russian, and U.S. Officials on the Conflict in South Ossetia.
51: Resignation of Pakistani President Musharraf.
52: Timetable for Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Iraq.
53: September.
54: Resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda.
55: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Placed in Federal Conservatorship.
56: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Situations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
57: FBI Report on Crime in the United States.
58: Congressional Debate on the Ban on Offshore Drilling.
59: World Leaders and the IMF on the Global Economic Crisis.
60: Resignation of South African President Mbeki.
61: October.
62: Passage of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
63: U.S. Governors on the Economic Outlook in the States.
64: Governor Palin and Senator Biden in the Vice Presidential Debate.
65: President Bush Signs Mental Health Parity Law.
66: United States and India Sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement.
67: North Korea Removed from U.S. List of State Sponsors of Terrorism.
68: Senators Obama and McCain in the Final Presidential Debate.
69: U.S.–Mexican Initiative to Fight Drug Violence in Mexico.
70: November.
71: 2008 Presidential Election Victory and Concession Speeches.
72: California Passes Proposition 8 Banning Same-Sex Marriage.
73: Scientists Announce the Sequencing of a Cancer Genome.
74: United Nations on the Intensification of Violence in the Congo.
75: Thailand Officials on the Growing Political Crisis.
76: December.
77: Federal Reserve and Economists on the U.S. Financial Crisis at Year-End.
78: Canadian Officials on the Shutdown of Parliament.
79: U.S. and Indian Officials on the Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai.
80: President Bush Authorizes Bailout Funds for U.S. Automakers.
81: Charges Brought Against Blackwater Guards for Iraqi Civilian Deaths.
82: Ahtisaari on Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
83: U.S. Government Charges Madoff for Multibillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme.
84: United Nations and World Leaders on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia.
85: United Nations and Israel on Hamas and Renewed Violence in Gaza.
Credits.
Cumulative Index, 2004-2008.