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.

Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice File Antitrust Suits against Facebook and Google : October 20 and December 9, 2020

Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice File Antitrust Suits against Facebook and Google
Heather Kerrigan

Since 1890, Congress has passed various antitrust laws with the intent of ensuring companies in the same industry can compete against one another. These laws prevent businesses from forming a monopoly that eliminates all competition from the sector. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) holds much of the responsibility for enforcing these laws and ensuring businesses follow the rules. In recent years, companies such as Google and Facebook have drawn increasing scrutiny for their activities. Combined, these two companies have trillions of dollars in value ...

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