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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 60 to 70 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. 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; and 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 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.

President Trump, State and Federal Officials, and the United Nations on U.S. Nationwide Protests : June 1, June 2, June 5, June 26, and July 29, 2020
President Trump, State and Federal Officials, and the United Nations on U.S. Nationwide Protests
Heather Kerrigan

Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020, protests against police brutality spread across the country. President Donald Trump took a tough stance, sending federal forces to Portland, Oregon, and issuing an executive order encouraging the Justice Department to punish to the full extent of the law anyone damaging or destroying a federal monument or statue. Some saw the federal response as necessary to stop lawless acts committed by small groups of individuals using the ...

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