Historic Documents of 2015, 1st Edition

  • Heather L. Kerrigan
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  • ISBN-10: 1506333508
  • ISBN-13: 9781506333502
  • DDC: 909.831
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 712 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2016
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Overview

This resource is renowned for the well written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. The 2015 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.
Contents.
Thematic Table of Contents.
List of Document Sources.
Preface.
How to Use This Book.
Overview of 2015.
January.
1: Treaty on Eurasian Economic Union Takes Effect.
2: Eurasian Economic Union Treaty Becomes Effective.
3: French President Responds to Attack on Charlie Hebdo Headquarters.
4: President Hollande Addresses Charlie Hebdo Attacks.
5: President Hollande Speaks to the Nation Regarding Terrorist Attacks.
6: G10 Ambassadors, United Nations, and Houthi Leadership Respond to Overthrow of Yemen’s Government.
7: G10 Ambassadors Respond to Houthi Takeover.
8: G10 Ambassadors Respond to Ongoing Violence in Yemen.
9: UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on Yemeni Violence.
10: Houthis Respond to Attacks in Yemen.
11: State of the Union Address and Republican Response.
12: State of the Union Address.
13: Republican Response to the State of the Union Address.
February.
14: Congressional Authorization Sought for Military Action against ISIL.
15: President Obama Addresses the Nation on AUMF Request.
16: White House Releases Proposed AUMF.
17: President Obama Requests AUMF from Congress.
18: FCC Votes on Internet Service Regulation.
19: FCC Open Internet Order.
20: FCC Issues Press Release Detailing New Internet Rules.
21: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Issues Statement on New ISP Rules.
22: FCC Commissioner Clyburn on New ISP Rules.
23: Commissioner Rosenworcel Releases Statement in Support of ISP Rules.
24: Oral Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Pai.
25: Dissenting Statement of Commissioner O’Rielly.
March.
26: Israeli Prime Minister Addresses Congress.
27: Netanyahu Speaks Before Joint Session of Congress.
28: President Obama Speaks with Reporters About Netanyahu Speech.
29: Justice Department and Missouri Governor Respond to Ferguson Police Violations.
30: Department of Justice Ferguson Police Investigation Report.
31: Governor Nixon Responds to Justice Department Report.
32: Solar-Powered Plane Attempts Around-the-World Flight.
33: Solar Plane Embarks on Around-the-World Flight Attempt.
34: Solar Flight Reaches Hawaii After Five Days.
35: Damage to Solar Aircraft Delays Second Half of Flight to 2016.
36: NASA Announces Successful Orbiting of Dwarf Planet.
37: NASA Spacecraft Successfully Orbits Dwarf Planet.
38: Dawn Spacecraft Returns Bright Spot Images.
39: Dawn Spacecraft Prepares for Final Orbit.
40: Indiana Governor Signs Religious Freedom Bill Into Law and Approves Revisions.
41: Governor Pence Statement Upon Signing Religious Freedom Law.
42: Text of the Indiana Religious Freedom Law.
43: Governor Pence Signs RFRA Clarification Bill.
April.
44: California Governor Declares State of Emergency and Encourages Water Conservation.
45: Governor Brown Issues Executive Order on Water Conservation.
46: Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency.
47: Iranian Nuclear Deal Reached.
48: President Obama Announces Iranian Nuclear Agreement.
49: European Union and Iranian Representatives Remark on Nuclear Agreement.
50: Public Law on Congressional Review of Iranian Nuclear Agreement.
51: Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iranian Nuclear Program.
52: Iranian President Remarks on Nuclear Agreement.
53: Response to al Qaeda-Affiliated Terrorist Attacks in Kenya and Mali.
54: Kenyan President Responds to Terror Attack.
55: United Nations Special Mission in Mali on Hotel Hostage Taking.
56: Malian Prime Minister Remarks on International Response to Hotel Attack.
57: United States and Cuban Officials Remark on Renewed Relations.
58: U.S. and Cuban Presidents on Renewed Relationship.
59: Secretary Kerry Recommends Removal of Cuba from List of State Sponsors of Terrorism.
60: State Department Announces Removal of Cuban Designation as Terrorism Sponsor.
61: Secretary Kerry Announces Formal Agreement to Reestablish Diplomatic Ties.
62: Secretary Kerry Remarks on Flag-Raising Ceremony at U.S. Embassy in Havana.
63: President Castro Speaks Before the United Nations.
64: Congress Approves Fast-Track Authority; President Obama Signs Assistance Bill for Workers Affected by Trade Acts.
65: AFL-CIO Calls on Congress Not to Pass TPA.
66: United Steelworkers Speak Out against TPA.
67: President Applauds Senate Action on TPA and TAA.
68: President Obama Signs TPA and TAA.
69: Trade Adjustment Assistance Bill.
70: Summary of Trade Promotion Authority Bill as Signed Into Law.
71: European Council Holds Special Meeting on Migrant Crisis.
72: European Council Holds Special Meeting on Migrant Crisis.
73: European Council President Remarks on Outcome of Special Meeting.
74: European Council Adopts Decision on Mediterranean Military Operations.
75: European Council Decision on the Launch of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation.
76: European Council Announces Positive Assessment of Mediterranean Operations.
77: European Council Announces Start of Operation Sophia.
78: United Nations and Nepalese Officials Remark on Earthquake and Recovery.
79: United Nations Secretary General on Nepal Earthquake.
80: Statement from Nepal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs on Earthquake Reconstruction.
81: Asian Development Bank Outlines Principles for Recovery in Nepal.
82: World Bank Pledges Monetary Support for Nepal.
83: United Nations Details Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Nepal.
May.
84: Federal Court Rules on NSA Domestic Surveillance Program.
85: ACLU v. Clapper.
86: African Union and United Nations Respond to Coup Attempt and Violence in Burundi.
87: African Union Condemns Coup Attempt.
88: UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on Violence in Burundi.
89: African Union Adopts Resolution on the Situation in Burundi.
90: Ireland’s Taoiseach Remarks on Same-Sex Marriage Referendum.
91: Taoiseach Kenny’s Response to Same-Sex Marriage Referendum.
92: New Marriage Bill Published.
93: Nigeria Elects New President Amidst Continued Struggle with Boko Haram.
94: General Buhari Delivers Inaugural Address.
95: Military Efforts against Boko Haram Continue.
June.
96: United Nations Releases Report on Worldwide Refugee Situation.
97: UNHCR Announces Increase in Refugees Worldwide.
98: UN Releases Global Trends Report on Refugees.
99: U.S. President and Attorney General Respond to Mass Shootings.
100: President Obama Responds to Shooting in Charleston.
101: Attorney General Lynch on Hate Crimes Charges.
102: President Obama on the Planned Parenthood Shooting.
103: President Obama on the San Bernardino Killings.
104: Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies.
105: King v. Burwell.
106: Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide.
107: Obergefell v. Hodges.
108: Eurogroup and International Monetary Fund Respond to Greek Debt Default.
109: Eurogroup Remarks on Failed Negotiations with Greece.
110: IMF Releases Statement on Greek Default.
111: Eurogroup President on Agreement with Greek Government.
112: Eurogroup Welcomes Agreement with Greece.
113: Supreme Court Rejects Environmental Protection Agency Mercury Limits.
114: Michigan v. EPA.
115: Supreme Court Rules on Use of Execution Drug.
116: Glossip v. Gross.
117: California Passes Law to Require Vaccinations for Public School Students.
118: California’s SB 277 Signed Into Law.
119: Governor Brown Issues Signing Statement on Vaccine Legislation.
July.
120: National Transportation Safety Board Responds to Deadly Amtrak Crash.
121: NTSB Safety Recommendations R-10-1 and R-10-2.
122: NTSB Safety Recommendations R-15-28 through 30.
123: Governor Haley and NAACP on Agreement to Remove Confederate Flag.
124: Governor Haley Remarks on Confederate Flag Removal.
125: NAACP Leaders React to Removal of Confederate Flag.
126: NAACP Approves Resolution to End Economic Boycott of South Carolina.
127: New Horizons Spacecraft Reaches Pluto.
128: New Horizons Reaches Pluto.
129: New Horizons Discoveries Yield Extensive Information.
August.
130: Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down.
131: Veasey v. Abbott.
132: Republicans and Democrats Hold First 2016 Presidential Election Debates.
133: RNC Issues Statement on First Republican Presidential Debate.
134: DNC Chair Responds to First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate.
135: Kentucky Court Rules on Clerk’s Refusal to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses.
136: Miller v. Davis.
137: Greek Prime Minister Calls for Election Following Bailout.
138: Tsipras Calls Snap Election.
September.
139: New Prehuman Species Discovered in South Africa.
140: South African Government Congratulates Team on Discovery of New Species.
141: South African Deputy President Remarks on New Species.
142: Census Bureau Reports on Poverty in the United States.
143: Census Bureau Report on Poverty in the United States.
144: Census Bureau Report on Supplemental Poverty Measures.
145: People’s Bank of China Remarks on Market Downturn.
146: People’s Bank of China Releases August Market Statistics.
147: Statement on Reduction of Interest Rate in China.
148: United Nations and Burkina Faso Leaders Remark on Coup.
149: United Nations Calls for End of Coup in Burkina Faso.
150: Burkina Faso Army Chief Responds to Ongoing Violence.
151: United Nations Welcomes End of Coup in Burkina Faso.
152: Burkina Faso Acting Prime Minister Holds Press Conference on End of Coup.
153: Japanese Parliament Considers Military Legislation.
154: Cabinet Secretary Remarks on Security Legislation.
155: Prime Minister Abe on Passage of Security Measures.
156: Senators Speak on Proposed Abortion Ban.
157: Sen. McConnell Speaks in Favor of Twenty-Week Abortion Ban.
158: Sen. Durbin Speaks against Twenty-Week Abortion Ban.
159: Pope Francis Travels to the United States.
160: Pope Francis Addresses U.S. Congress.
161: Pope Francis Canonizes Junipero Serra.
162: Pope Francis Speaks Before the United Nations.
163: John Boehner Resigns and New House Speaker is Elected.
164: Rep. Boehner Resigns Speakership.
165: Speaker Boehner Makes Final Address.
166: Newly Elected Speaker Ryan Addresses House.
October.
167: U.S. and Doctors Without Borders Officials on Kunduz Airstrike and Troop Withdrawal.
168: Doctors Without Borders Details Attack.
169: Secretary of Defense Responds to Hospital Bombing.
170: Afghan President Expresses Sorrow About Hospital Bombing.
171: Secretary Carter Responds to Hospital Bombing.
172: Doctors Without Borders Calls for Independent Investigation.
173: Pentagon Announces Condolence Payments.
174: President Obama Announces Change in Troop Levels in Afghanistan.
175: United Nations, Israeli, and Palestinian Officials Remark on Wave of Terror.
176: Prime Minister Netanyahu Denounces Palestinian Aggression.
177: UN Secretary General Calls for End to Youth Violence.
178: Palestine Denounces Israeli Social Media Posts.
179: World Leaders Congratulate New Nepali Prime Minister and President.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Thematic Table of Contents.
List of Document Sources.
Preface.
How to Use This Book.
Overview of 2015.
January.
1: Treaty on Eurasian Economic Union Takes Effect.
2: Eurasian Economic Union Treaty Becomes Effective.
3: French President Responds to Attack on Charlie Hebdo Headquarters.
4: President Hollande Addresses Charlie Hebdo Attacks.
5: President Hollande Speaks to the Nation Regarding Terrorist Attacks.
6: G10 Ambassadors, United Nations, and Houthi Leadership Respond to Overthrow of Yemen’s Government.
7: G10 Ambassadors Respond to Houthi Takeover.
8: G10 Ambassadors Respond to Ongoing Violence in Yemen.
9: UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on Yemeni Violence.
10: Houthis Respond to Attacks in Yemen.
11: State of the Union Address and Republican Response.
12: State of the Union Address.
13: Republican Response to the State of the Union Address.
February.
14: Congressional Authorization Sought for Military Action against ISIL.
15: President Obama Addresses the Nation on AUMF Request.
16: White House Releases Proposed AUMF.
17: President Obama Requests AUMF from Congress.
18: FCC Votes on Internet Service Regulation.
19: FCC Open Internet Order.
20: FCC Issues Press Release Detailing New Internet Rules.
21: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Issues Statement on New ISP Rules.
22: FCC Commissioner Clyburn on New ISP Rules.
23: Commissioner Rosenworcel Releases Statement in Support of ISP Rules.
24: Oral Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Pai.
25: Dissenting Statement of Commissioner O’Rielly.
March.
26: Israeli Prime Minister Addresses Congress.
27: Netanyahu Speaks Before Joint Session of Congress.
28: President Obama Speaks with Reporters About Netanyahu Speech.
29: Justice Department and Missouri Governor Respond to Ferguson Police Violations.
30: Department of Justice Ferguson Police Investigation Report.
31: Governor Nixon Responds to Justice Department Report.
32: Solar-Powered Plane Attempts Around-the-World Flight.
33: Solar Plane Embarks on Around-the-World Flight Attempt.
34: Solar Flight Reaches Hawaii After Five Days.
35: Damage to Solar Aircraft Delays Second Half of Flight to 2016.
36: NASA Announces Successful Orbiting of Dwarf Planet.
37: NASA Spacecraft Successfully Orbits Dwarf Planet.
38: Dawn Spacecraft Returns Bright Spot Images.
39: Dawn Spacecraft Prepares for Final Orbit.
40: Indiana Governor Signs Religious Freedom Bill Into Law and Approves Revisions.
41: Governor Pence Statement Upon Signing Religious Freedom Law.
42: Text of the Indiana Religious Freedom Law.
43: Governor Pence Signs RFRA Clarification Bill.
April.
44: California Governor Declares State of Emergency and Encourages Water Conservation.
45: Governor Brown Issues Executive Order on Water Conservation.
46: Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency.
47: Iranian Nuclear Deal Reached.
48: President Obama Announces Iranian Nuclear Agreement.
49: European Union and Iranian Representatives Remark on Nuclear Agreement.
50: Public Law on Congressional Review of Iranian Nuclear Agreement.
51: Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iranian Nuclear Program.
52: Iranian President Remarks on Nuclear Agreement.
53: Response to al Qaeda-Affiliated Terrorist Attacks in Kenya and Mali.
54: Kenyan President Responds to Terror Attack.
55: United Nations Special Mission in Mali on Hotel Hostage Taking.
56: Malian Prime Minister Remarks on International Response to Hotel Attack.
57: United States and Cuban Officials Remark on Renewed Relations.
58: U.S. and Cuban Presidents on Renewed Relationship.
59: Secretary Kerry Recommends Removal of Cuba from List of State Sponsors of Terrorism.
60: State Department Announces Removal of Cuban Designation as Terrorism Sponsor.
61: Secretary Kerry Announces Formal Agreement to Reestablish Diplomatic Ties.
62: Secretary Kerry Remarks on Flag-Raising Ceremony at U.S. Embassy in Havana.
63: President Castro Speaks Before the United Nations.
64: Congress Approves Fast-Track Authority; President Obama Signs Assistance Bill for Workers Affected by Trade Acts.
65: AFL-CIO Calls on Congress Not to Pass TPA.
66: United Steelworkers Speak Out against TPA.
67: President Applauds Senate Action on TPA and TAA.
68: President Obama Signs TPA and TAA.
69: Trade Adjustment Assistance Bill.
70: Summary of Trade Promotion Authority Bill as Signed Into Law.
71: European Council Holds Special Meeting on Migrant Crisis.
72: European Council Holds Special Meeting on Migrant Crisis.
73: European Council President Remarks on Outcome of Special Meeting.
74: European Council Adopts Decision on Mediterranean Military Operations.
75: European Council Decision on the Launch of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation.
76: European Council Announces Positive Assessment of Mediterranean Operations.
77: European Council Announces Start of Operation Sophia.
78: United Nations and Nepalese Officials Remark on Earthquake and Recovery.
79: United Nations Secretary General on Nepal Earthquake.
80: Statement from Nepal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs on Earthquake Reconstruction.
81: Asian Development Bank Outlines Principles for Recovery in Nepal.
82: World Bank Pledges Monetary Support for Nepal.
83: United Nations Details Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Nepal.
May.
84: Federal Court Rules on NSA Domestic Surveillance Program.
85: ACLU v. Clapper.
86: African Union and United Nations Respond to Coup Attempt and Violence in Burundi.
87: African Union Condemns Coup Attempt.
88: UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on Violence in Burundi.
89: African Union Adopts Resolution on the Situation in Burundi.
90: Ireland’s Taoiseach Remarks on Same-Sex Marriage Referendum.
91: Taoiseach Kenny’s Response to Same-Sex Marriage Referendum.
92: New Marriage Bill Published.
93: Nigeria Elects New President Amidst Continued Struggle with Boko Haram.
94: General Buhari Delivers Inaugural Address.
95: Military Efforts against Boko Haram Continue.
June.
96: United Nations Releases Report on Worldwide Refugee Situation.
97: UNHCR Announces Increase in Refugees Worldwide.
98: UN Releases Global Trends Report on Refugees.
99: U.S. President and Attorney General Respond to Mass Shootings.
100: President Obama Responds to Shooting in Charleston.
101: Attorney General Lynch on Hate Crimes Charges.
102: President Obama on the Planned Parenthood Shooting.
103: President Obama on the San Bernardino Killings.
104: Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies.
105: King v. Burwell.
106: Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide.
107: Obergefell v. Hodges.
108: Eurogroup and International Monetary Fund Respond to Greek Debt Default.
109: Eurogroup Remarks on Failed Negotiations with Greece.
110: IMF Releases Statement on Greek Default.
111: Eurogroup President on Agreement with Greek Government.
112: Eurogroup Welcomes Agreement with Greece.
113: Supreme Court Rejects Environmental Protection Agency Mercury Limits.
114: Michigan v. EPA.
115: Supreme Court Rules on Use of Execution Drug.
116: Glossip v. Gross.
117: California Passes Law to Require Vaccinations for Public School Students.
118: California’s SB 277 Signed Into Law.
119: Governor Brown Issues Signing Statement on Vaccine Legislation.
July.
120: National Transportation Safety Board Responds to Deadly Amtrak Crash.
121: NTSB Safety Recommendations R-10-1 and R-10-2.
122: NTSB Safety Recommendations R-15-28 through 30.
123: Governor Haley and NAACP on Agreement to Remove Confederate Flag.
124: Governor Haley Remarks on Confederate Flag Removal.
125: NAACP Leaders React to Removal of Confederate Flag.
126: NAACP Approves Resolution to End Economic Boycott of South Carolina.
127: New Horizons Spacecraft Reaches Pluto.
128: New Horizons Reaches Pluto.
129: New Horizons Discoveries Yield Extensive Information.
August.
130: Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down.
131: Veasey v. Abbott.
132: Republicans and Democrats Hold First 2016 Presidential Election Debates.
133: RNC Issues Statement on First Republican Presidential Debate.
134: DNC Chair Responds to First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate.
135: Kentucky Court Rules on Clerk’s Refusal to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses.
136: Miller v. Davis.
137: Greek Prime Minister Calls for Election Following Bailout.
138: Tsipras Calls Snap Election.
September.
139: New Prehuman Species Discovered in South Africa.
140: South African Government Congratulates Team on Discovery of New Species.
141: South African Deputy President Remarks on New Species.
142: Census Bureau Reports on Poverty in the United States.
143: Census Bureau Report on Poverty in the United States.
144: Census Bureau Report on Supplemental Poverty Measures.
145: People’s Bank of China Remarks on Market Downturn.
146: People’s Bank of China Releases August Market Statistics.
147: Statement on Reduction of Interest Rate in China.
148: United Nations and Burkina Faso Leaders Remark on Coup.
149: United Nations Calls for End of Coup in Burkina Faso.
150: Burkina Faso Army Chief Responds to Ongoing Violence.
151: United Nations Welcomes End of Coup in Burkina Faso.
152: Burkina Faso Acting Prime Minister Holds Press Conference on End of Coup.
153: Japanese Parliament Considers Military Legislation.
154: Cabinet Secretary Remarks on Security Legislation.
155: Prime Minister Abe on Passage of Security Measures.
156: Senators Speak on Proposed Abortion Ban.
157: Sen. McConnell Speaks in Favor of Twenty-Week Abortion Ban.
158: Sen. Durbin Speaks against Twenty-Week Abortion Ban.
159: Pope Francis Travels to the United States.
160: Pope Francis Addresses U.S. Congress.
161: Pope Francis Canonizes Junipero Serra.
162: Pope Francis Speaks Before the United Nations.
163: John Boehner Resigns and New House Speaker is Elected.
164: Rep. Boehner Resigns Speakership.
165: Speaker Boehner Makes Final Address.
166: Newly Elected Speaker Ryan Addresses House.
October.
167: U.S. and Doctors Without Borders Officials on Kunduz Airstrike and Troop Withdrawal.
168: Doctors Without Borders Details Attack.
169: Secretary of Defense Responds to Hospital Bombing.
170: Afghan President Expresses Sorrow About Hospital Bombing.
171: Secretary Carter Responds to Hospital Bombing.
172: Doctors Without Borders Calls for Independent Investigation.
173: Pentagon Announces Condolence Payments.
174: President Obama Announces Change in Troop Levels in Afghanistan.
175: United Nations, Israeli, and Palestinian Officials Remark on Wave of Terror.
176: Prime Minister Netanyahu Denounces Palestinian Aggression.
177: UN Secretary General Calls for End to Youth Violence.
178: Palestine Denounces Israeli Social Media Posts.
179: World Leaders Congratulate New Nepali Prime Minister and President.