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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 ...

President Trump, Chairman Kim Remark on Historic Summit : June 12, 2018
President Trump, Chairman Kim Remark on Historic Summit
Heather Kerrigan

After months of name calling and veiled threats about preemptive military strikes, President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un came face to face for a historic summit in Sentosa, Singapore, on June 12, 2018. The meeting marked the first time a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader had met. Little is known about what Trump and Kim discussed during their thirty-five-minute, one-on-one conversation, but the extended talks with advisers from both nations resulted in the issuance of a joint statement declaring the intent of the two countries to work toward improving their relationship. The president faced ...

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