Historic documents of 2012 / Heather Kerrigan, editor.

CQ Press [Browse]
Los Angeles : CQ Press, 2013.
1 online resource (xliii, 667 pages : illustrations).


Gale eBooks
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'Historic Documents' 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.
"Current events that chronicle the year, introductory essays that build understanding, primary sources that aid research"--Cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on December 16, 2014).
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  • January
  • President Obama releases new defense strategy
  • Supreme Court rules on discrimination in religious organizations
  • CDC releases reports on obesity in the United States
  • State Department, president deny Keystone XL pipeline application
  • Congressional response to internet piracy protests
  • Supreme Court rules on privacy
  • Europe, Israel respond to rising tensions with Iran
  • State of the Union address and Republican response.
  • February
  • United Nations fails to take action in Syria
  • California and Washington legalize same-sex marriage
  • Federal officials announce $26 billion mortgage settlement
  • President Obama on contraception compromise
  • European leaders agree to new Greek bailout.
  • March
  • Mitt Romney and the RNC remark on 2012 presidential primary
  • Putin on his reelection as president of Russia
  • Evolving relationship between the United States and Afghanistan
  • Florida governor responds to Trayvon Martin shooting.
  • April
  • Supreme Court rules on jail strip searches
  • North Korea remarks on satellite launches
  • Secret Service responds to sexual misconduct in Colombia
  • International organizations respond to coup in Guinea-Bissau
  • Medicare trustees assess program's financial challenges
  • International Court convicts Charles Taylor of war crimes.
  • May
  • Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins seat in Burmese parliament
  • U.S. and China officials on Chinese dissident
  • French president Hollande delivers inaugural address
  • U.S. task force makes recommendations against routine prostate cancer screening
  • WikiLeaks founder denied stay of extradition.
  • June
  • May U.S. jobs report released
  • Wisconsin governor survives recall election
  • Secretary of Homeland Security amends immigration policy
  • Supreme Court rules on indecency in broadcasting
  • New Egyptian president delivers victory speech
  • Supreme Court rules on Arizona immigration law
  • Supreme Court rules on life without parole for juvenile killers
  • Supreme Court rules on Affordable Care Act.
  • July
  • Justice Department outlines largest health care fraud settlement
  • Scientists announce possible discovery of universe particle
  • European Central Bank cuts rates to record low
  • United Nations on Libyan elections and new government
  • Penn State releases report on Sandusky child sexual abuse allegations
  • Interior Department on the impact of a national helium shortage
  • Nasdaq proposes $62 million concession for difficulties related to Facebook's IPO debut
  • 2012 Summer Olympic Games open in London.
  • August
  • NASA rover lands on Mars
  • Indian enquiry committee releases report on power grid failure
  • Wife of Chinese politicians sentenced to death with reprieve for murder
  • Chicago Teachers Union and mayor address strike
  • District court rules on Texas voter ID law.
  • September
  • Census Bureau reports on poverty in the United States
  • State Department responds to Benghazi consulate attack
  • China and Japan dispute island territory.
  • October
  • President Obama issues executive order sanctioning Iran; IAEA and Iran continue nuclear talks
  • President Obama and former gov. Romney meet in second presidential debate
  • FBI report on crime in the United States
  • State and federal officials on Hurricane Sandy damage and recovery.
  • November
  • Colorado and Washington state officials respond to marijuana referenda
  • President Obama remarks on 2012 reelection victory
  • Gen. Petraeus resigns as CIA director amid scandal
  • China unveils new leadership
  • Federal court strikes down Michigan affirmative action ban
  • Egypt announces presidential decree, acceptance of draft constitution
  • United Nations grants non-member observer state status to Palestine
  • U.S. and Mexican presidents on the new Mexican government.
  • December
  • 2012 Doha Climate Change Conference
  • European Union awarded 2012 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Gov. Malloy and president Obama remark on Sandy Hook school shooting
  • United Nations approves intervention in Mali
  • South Korea elects first female president
  • Republicans and Democrats announce deal to avert fiscal cliff.
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