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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.

Trump Addresses the UN General Assembly : September 25, 2018
Trump Addresses the UN General Assembly
Linda Grimm

Held at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City in September 2018, the 73rd session of the General Assembly featured remarks by representatives of nearly all 193 UN member states. While many global issues were discussed, the session’s official theme was “making the United Nations relevant to all people” and “shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies.” U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks stood in stark contrast to other leaders’ focus on the importance of multilateralism; Trump offered a staunch defense of national sovereignty and continued to criticize UN entities.

Trump Calls for Protection of National Sovereignty

Throughout his speech, Trump repeatedly expressed nationalist views ...

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