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 60 to 70 original background narratives with over 100 documents to chronicle the major events. Various records may include: • official reports • surveys • speeches from leaders and opinion makers • 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. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics: • business • the economy and labor • energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation • government and politics • health and social services • international affairs • national security and terrorism • rights and justice Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents include: • a comprehensive introduction • background information on the event • full-source citations • easy access to material • detailed and thematic table of contents • references to related coverage • documents from the last ten editions of the series
Chapter : U.S. and North Korean Leaders Hold Summit; North Korea Renews Missile Tests : February 27, March 2, June 28, and June 30, 2019
U.S. and North Korean Leaders Hold Summit; North Korea Renews Missile Tests : February 27, March 2, June 28, and June 30, 2019
As a follow-up to their historic summit in 2018, U.S. president Donald Trump and North Korean chairman Kim Jong-un met again in February 2019 to discuss a path toward ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Hopes for a concrete agreement were dashed when Trump ended talks early, stating the United States could not agree to North Korea’s demand for sanctions relief until Kim made greater commitments to dismantle more of its nuclear facilities. The two men met again in June—when Trump became the first sitting ...