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President Biden Orders a Minimum Wage Increase

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on April 27, 2021, calling for the minimum wage to be set at $15 for hundreds of thousands of federal contract workers by early 2022. Learn how to research the topic of minimum wage and how to locate executive orders just like this one.

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All About President Biden’s New Supreme Court Commission

President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order creating a bipartisan commission of 36 experts to study structural changes to the Supreme Court. View this executive order in the Federal Register within HeinOnline to learn more about these changes.

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The 15 Most Inspiring Presidential Speeches in American History

Over the centuries, millions upon millions of words have been used by U.S. presidents to motivate, caution, reassure, and guide the American people. Join HeinOnline in rediscovering some of the greatest presidential speeches in American history.

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5 U.S. Presidential Commissions That Have Fueled Conspiracy Theorists

For more than a century, presidents have created advisory groups (also called committees, commissions, boards, blue ribbon panels, or task forces) to advise them on particular issues. Learn about five of them with HeinOnline’s Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions database.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to the Trump Impeachment Proceedings

History was made when Donald Trump became the third U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. However, contrary to popular misunderstanding, impeachment does not necessarily mean Trump will be removed from office. Keep reading for a guide to impeachment.