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Historic documents of 2011

Author: Heather Kerrigan; Congressional Quarterly, inc.
Publisher: Los Angeles : CQ Press, a division of SAGE, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Historic Documents series presents key excerpts from documents about internationally important events of each year . Topics featured in the 2011 edition include the end of DADT, the Royal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Kerrigan; Congressional Quarterly, inc.
ISBN: 9781452225364 1452225362
OCLC Number: 764364472
Notes: "Current events that chronicle the year ; introductory essays that build understanding ; primary sources that aid research"--Cover.
Description: xliii, 800 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: January : Congressional response to the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords --
Deepwater Horizon oil spill report released --
Arab Spring: Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali resigns --
FCC approves NBC-Comcast merger --
Lebanon forms new government --
State of the Union address and Republican response --
Two financial crisis reports released --
February : Arab Spring: King Abdullah II reshuffles cabinet (Jordan) --
Arab Spring: international response to Mubarak's resignation (Egypt) --
Wisconsin passes anti-collective bargaining bill --
Arab Spring: violent crackdown on protesters in Bahrain --
Arab Spring: crisis in Yemen leads to power transfer --
Department of Justice declares Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional --
March : Supreme court rules on picketers at military funerals --
Japan responds to earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis --
Arab Spring: Syrian government's violent crackdown on protesters. April : Department of Justice on military trials for Guantánamo detainees --
Bipartisan FY2011 budget agreement averts government shutdown --
Goodluck Jonathan on his inauguration as President of Nigeria --
House and EPA release reports on natural gas drilling --
Prime Minister Cameron on the royal wedding and succession law changes --
May : U.S. and Pakistan officials on death of Osama bin Laden --
Hamas and Fatah agree to historic reconciliation pact; Palestine requests UN membership --
Supreme court rules on Legal Arizona Workers Act --
June : National Cancer Institute on possible new breast cancer and melanoma treatments --
NOAA on 2011 extreme weather --
New York legalizes same-sex marriage --
Supreme Court rules on EPA's authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions --
Supreme Court Rules on Wal-Mart class action suit --
Supreme Court rules on generic drug labeling --
Supreme Court rules on California's violent video game ban. July : Economic impact of the recession on states --
Republican presidential candidates on jobs and economic growth --
NASA on end of space shuttle program, future of U.S. space exploration --
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director nomination and hearing --
Testimony in British phone-hacking scandal --
United Nations responds to famine in Somalia --
European Union leaders reach deal to save Greece from financial collapse --
Federal officials on certification of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal --
Norwegian government on Oslo and Utøya terrorist attacks --
President Obama remarks on the debt ceiling and credit downgrade --
August : Evolving U.S. involvement in Afghanistan --
President of South Sudan on nation's independence --
Prime Minister Cameron on riots in Great Britain --
September : U.S. Postal Service financial crisis --
President Obama and Senate Republicans release jobs plans --
Patent reform legislation signed --
Census Bureau reports on poverty in the United States --
FBI report on crime in the United States --
Saudi Arabia extends women's political participation rights. October : Senate passes currency misalignment act --
Congress passes Colombia, Panama, and South Korea trade agreements --
Israel and Palestine remark on prisoner swap --
Arab Spring: NATO and President Obama on the death of Muammar Qaddafi --
Remarks by President Obama and Defense Secretary Gates on Iraq troop withdrawal --
Congressional hearing on U.S. troops in Uganda --
November : New York City responds to Occupy Wall Street movement --
Attorney General remarks on Fast and Furious gun-walking program --
IAEA releases report on Iranian nuclear activities --
Secretary Chu remarks on Solyndra loan controversy --
Federal Deficit Reduction Committee folds without conclusion --
December : Secretary of State Clinton's visit to Burma --
Russian voters elect State Duma amid fraud allegations --
Department of Justice announces settlement in coal mine disaster --
European Union agrees to fiscal compact --
Three women awarded Nobel Peace Prize --
2011 Durban climate change conference; Canada leaves Kyoto --
Election outcome and governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo --
House and Senate debate temporary payroll tax extension --
Power transfer in North Korea.
Responsibility: Heather Kerrigan, editor.

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