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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 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. 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 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 each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series. Events covered in the 2018 Edition include:  • Historic U.S. and South Korean diplomatic advances with North Korea  • Investigation of Russian influence in U.S. elections  • Chinese constitutional changes granting presidential terms for life  • March for Our Lives and gun control demonstrations  • Changes to U.S. immigration and trade policies  • Legalization of marijuana in Canada  • Resignation of Australian prime minister  • Pope declares death penalty inadmissible Volumes in this series dating back to 1972 are available as online editions on SAGE Knowledge.

North and South Korean Leaders Issue Declaration for Peace : April 27 and September 19, 2018
North and South Korean Leaders Issue Declaration for Peace
Daniel Horner

The border area between North and South Korea, sometimes described as the last remaining border of the Cold War, was the scene for the beginnings of a potentially historic change in the relationship between the two countries. On April 27, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in the Peace House in the southern portion of the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two countries. There, they issued the Panmunjom Declaration on Peace, Prosperity, and Reunification of the Korean peninsula, in which they pledged to ...

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