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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 ...

Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi Respond to Midterm Elections : November 7, 2018
Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi Respond to Midterm Elections
Heather Kerrigan

On November 6, 2018, voters across the country went to the polls to elect all 435 members of the House of Representatives, thirty-five senators, thirty-six governors, and thousands of other state and local leaders. Nationally, Democrats won back control of the House, but in the Senate, Republicans were able to expand their majority by two seats. A divided Congress all but ensured that the gridlock plaguing Washington would continue. In the states, voters became increasingly entrenched in their partisan preferences, with Republicans maintaining their hold on a majority of governorships and state legislative chambers.

Democrats Win Control of House, ...
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