Historic Documents of 2016, 1st Edition

  • Heather Kerrigan
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1506375014
  • ISBN-13: 9781506375014
  • DDC: 909.831
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 768 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released September 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Thematic Table of Contents.
List of Document Source.
How to Use This Book.
Overview of 2016.
1: State and Federal Officials Respond to Flint Water Crisis.
2: Governor Snyder Declares State of Emergency.
3: President Obama Signs Michigan Emergency Declaration.
4: Former EPA Regional Administrator Testifies before Congress on Flint Water Crisis.
5: EPA Administrator Testifies before Congress Regarding Flint Water Crisis.
6: Governor Snyder Testifies before Congress on Flint Water Crisis.
7: Response to North Korean Hydrogen Bomb Test.
8: UN Secretary-General on North Korea’s Nuclear Test.
9: UN Security Council on North Korea Missile Launch.
10: UN Security Council Resolution 2270.
11: State Department Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea.
12: State of the Union Address and Republican Response.
13: President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address.
14: Governor Haley Delivers Republican Response to the State of the Union.
15: Iranian Nuclear Deal Takes Effect.
16: IAEA Issues Report on Iran’s JCPOA Compliance.
17: Secretary Kerry Remarks on Implementation of Iranian Nuclear Agreement.
18: European Union–Iran Joint Statement on Iranian Nuclear Deal.
19: Health Organizations Respond as Zika Virus Spreads.
20: WHO Statement on Emergency Zika Meeting.
21: WHO Convenes Second Emergency Meeting on Zika and Its Effects.
22: CDC Issues Travel Guidelines for Miami.
23: Syria Peace Talks Begin.
24: UN Secretary-General Ban Opens Syria Conference.
25: U.S.–Russian Joint Statement on Syrian Cessation of Hostilities.
26: UN Special Envoy Paper on Syria.
27: Summary on UN-Facilitated Syrian Peace Talks.
28: Scientists Prove the Theory of Relativity.
29: LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves.
30: Senate Leadership Refuses to Consider Supreme Court Nominee.
31: President Obama Remarks on Death of Justice Scalia.
32: President Obama Nominates Chief Judge Garland.
33: Senator McConnell on Supreme Court Nomination.
34: United Nations Report on Afghanistan Casualties; United States Adjusts Its Military Strategy.
35: UNAMA Report on Afghanistan.
36: President Obama on Afghanistan Troop Strategy.
37: Apple and Microsoft Respond to Government Orders Seeking Access to Consumer Data.
38: Court Order Compelling Apple to Assist the FBI.
39: Apple Motion to Vacate Court Order.
40: Justice Department Case Status Report.
41: Microsoft ECPA Complaint.
42: RNC and DNC Leaders Remark on Super Tuesday; Trump and Clinton Accept Nominations.
43: RNC Chair Reince Priebus on Super Tuesday Results.
44: DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz on Super Tuesday.
45: Trump Accepts Republican Nomination.
46: Clinton Accepts Democratic Nomination.
47: NASA Announces Milestones in Human Spaceflight and Space Exploration.
48: Scott Kelly Returns to Earth after One-Year Mission.
49: NASA Announces Largest Collection of Planets Ever Discovered.
50: Juno Spacecraft Orbits Jupiter.
51: President Obama on Historic Visits to Cuba and Hiroshima.
52: President Obama’s Press Conference with Raúl Castro.
53: President Obama Speaks in Hiroshima.
54: International Response to ISIL-Affiliated Attacks.
55: Brussels Government on Airport Attack.
56: President Obama on Partnering with Europe to Combat ISIL.
57: President Erdoğan on Istanbul Airport Attack.
58: French President Hollande on Attack in Nice.
59: North Carolina Governor Signs Bathroom Bill into Law.
60: House Bill 2 Becomes Law.
61: Justice Department Files Suit against North Carolina.
62: Mossack Fonseca, International Officials Respond to Leak of “Panama Papers”.
63: Mossack Fonseca on the Leak of the Panama Papers.
64: Statement by the Government of Panama on Financial Transparency.
65: Prime Minister Cameron Responds to Panama Papers.
66: European Parliament Establishes Panama Papers Inquiry Committee.
67: Supreme Court Rules on Apportionment of Voting Districts.
68: Evenwel v. Abbott.
69: Brazilian President Impeached amid Corruption Scandal.
70: House of Deputies Votes to Initiate Impeachment Process.
71: Senate Votes to Begin Impeachment Proceedings, Suspend Rousseff.
72: Rousseff’s Statement on Impeachment Vote.
73: Michel Temer, Brazilian Lawmakers Remark on Swearing In.
74: Supreme Court Sends Affordable Care Act Case Back to Lower Courts.
75: Zubik v. Burwell.
76: Nigerian Officials on the Rescue of the Chibok Schoolgirls.
77: Nigerian Military Remarks on Rescued Chibok Schoolgirl.
78: Nigerian Army on Rescue of Second Chibok Schoolgirl.
79: President Buhari Meets Freed Chibok Girls.
80: U.S. Officials Remark on Changes to Military Personnel Policies.
81: Sen. John McCain Remarks on the FY2017 NDAA.
82: Defense Department Announces New Policy for Transgender Service Members.
83: Federal Officials Remark on Gun Violence and Regulation.
84: President Obama Remarks on Mass Shooting in Orlando.
85: Rep. John Lewis Calls for Gun Control Legislation.
86: Supreme Court Rules on Gun Ownership for Domestic Abusers.
87: Federal Court Upholds Net Neutrality Order.
88: Appeals Court Upholds 2015 Open Internet Order.
89: Supreme Court Rules on Obama Administration Immigration Program.
90: United States v. Texas.
91: President Obama Responds to Supreme Court Ruling.
92: Britons Vote to Exit the European Union.
93: Prime Minister Cameron on the EU Referendum.
94: Nigel Farage Speaks to the EU Parliament on the Brexit Vote.
95: Prime Minister May on Assumption of Office.
96: Supreme Court Rejects Texas Abortion Law.
97: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
98: President Obama Signs PROMESA into Law.
99: President Obama Remarks on Signing the PROMESA Act.
100: Renewed Fighting in South Sudan; Continuation of Border Negotiations.
101: UN Secretary-General Responds to Fighting in South Sudan.
102: UN Security Council Remarks on Violence in South Sudan.
103: UN and WHO Respond to Cholera Outbreak.
104: UN Condemns Violence against Humanitarian Workers.
105: Sudan and South Sudan Complete Additional Border Demarcation Work.
106: President Obama Responds to Police Shootings; Officers Acquitted in Freddie Gray Case.
107: President Obama Speaks at Memorial Service for Dallas Police Officers.
108: President Obama Remarks on the Shooting of Police Officers in Baton Rouge.
109: State of Maryland vs. Brian Rice.
110: Executive Summary of the Department of Justice Report on Baltimore Police Department.
111: Turkish Leaders Respond to Attempted Coup.
112: Turkish Government Responds to Coup Attempt.
113: Erdoğan Holds Meeting on Coup.
114: Turkish Armed Forces on Attempted Coup.
115: Rio de Janeiro Hosts 2016 Olympic Games; Officials Respond to Russian Athlete Doping Scandal.
116: Executive Summary of WADA Investigation into Russian Doping Scandal.
117: President Vladimir Putin Responds to World Anti-Doping Agency Report.
118: International Olympic Committee Decision on Russian Athletes’ Participation in 2016 Olympics.
119: Olympics Opening Ceremony Remarks by IOC President Thomas Bach.
120: Olympics Closing Ceremony Remarks by IOC President Thomas Bach.
121: First Federal CISO Installed; U.S. Officials Respond to Democratic National Committee Hacks.
122: Press Secretary Josh Earnest Responds to the DNC Hack.
123: Announcement of the First Federal Chief Information Security Officer.
124: United Nations, Haitian Government Respond to Cholera Epidemic and Hurricane Matthew.
125: UN Secretary-General Statement on the Cholera Epidemic in Haiti.
126: Embassy of Haiti Statement on Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts.
127: UNICEF Reports More than 600,000 Haitian Children Still in Need of Aid.
128: Colombia and FARC Reach Historic Peace Deal.
129: Final FARC Peace Agreement.
130: State Department Background Briefing on the Colombia Peace Process.
131: Commission on Peace Joint Communiqué No. 3.
132: U.S. and Chinese Presidents Remark on Ratification of Paris Climate Agreement.
133: President Obama on Ratification of Paris Climate Agreement.
134: U.S. and Chinese Presidents Remark on Signing of Climate Change Agreement.
135: COP22 Meeting Issues Proclamation on Paris Agreement.
136: Philippine President Declares State of Emergency; U.S. Officials Comment on Philippine Relations amid Drug War.
137: Philippine President Issues Violence Suppression Guidelines for Armed Forces and Police.
138: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes.
139: Violence Suppression Guidelines Expanded and Extended to Philippine Coast Guard.
140: Circuit Court Rules on Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
141: Court Issues Opinion on Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline.
142: Federal Agencies Issue Joint Statement on Dakota Access Pipeline Ruling.
143: Census Bureau Releases Annual Report on Poverty in the United States.
144: Census Bureau Report on Poverty in the United States.
145: Census Bureau Report on Supplemental Poverty Measures.
146: Wells Fargo CEO, Local and Federal Officials Testify on Banking Scandal.
147: Wells Fargo CEO Testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
148: CFPB Director Remarks on Wells Fargo Banking Scandal.
149: OCC Comptroller Testifies on Wells Fargo Banking Scandal.
150: Los Angeles City Attorney Comments on Banking Scandal before Senate Committee.
151: OPEC Takes Action to Stabilize Oil Prices.
152: OPEC Convenes Extraordinary Session.
153: OPEC President Addresses Uncertainty in Oil Market.
154: OPEC and Non-OPEC Countries Agree to Cut Production.
155: OPEC Agreement to Reduce Oil Production.
156: Kaine and Pence Engage in Vice Presidential Debate.
157: Transcript of the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate.
158: CIA and FBI Release Findings on Russian Involvement in U.S. Election.
159: Homeland Security, Director of National Intelligence Statement on Russian Interference, Election Security.
160: President Vladimir Putin on U.S. Hacking Allegations.
161: Senators’ Joint Statement on Russian Interference.
162: Obama Responds to Russian Cyber Activity and Harassment.
163: International Officials Respond to Unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
164: UN Report on Human Rights Violations during Kinshasa Demonstrations.
165: U.S. Treasury Sanctions Two Congolese Government Officials.
166: EU Declaration on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
167: European Council Amends Restrictive Actions against the DRC.
168: Clinton and Trump Meet in Second Presidential Debate.
169: Transcript of the Second 2016 Presidential Debate.
170: Yemeni Rebels Fire on U.S. Ship; New Rebel Government Established.
171: Pentagon Statement on Yemen Missile Attack.
172: U.S. Military Strikes Radar Sites in Yemen.
173: UN Security Council Briefing on Yemen.
174: Google and Facebook Crack Down on Fake News.
175: Google Announces Fact Check Labels for Google News.
176: Facebook Blog Post Addressing Hoaxes and Fake News.
177: U.S. and Coalition Partners Recommit Troops to Iraq; Retake Control of Mosul.
178: Kurdish President on Military Operations to Retake Mosul.
179: Secretary Carter on Iraqi Mosul Operations.