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Tip of the Week: Locating U.S. Presidential Commission Reports

U.S. presidents have historically established commissions to advise them on particular issues. Typically, the group’s task is to analyze a situation, give an explanation as to the cause of the problem, and make recommendations for a change—all of which is usually written up in a final report.

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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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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 Day of Infamy: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

On the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, the United States was assaulted in a surprise, preemptive military strike by the Empire of Japan. Discover more about Pearl Harbor with the databases mentioned in this post.

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Remembering the Fallen: Researching the Tragedy of 9/11

On this day in 2001, the United States experienced the worst terrorist attack in human history. September 11th shocked the world, paving the way for a more aggressive approach to national security. Join HeinOnline in understanding the tragedy and researching its impact as we remember the fallen.

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Social Security Turns 84: A History of Roosevelt’s Landmark Act

You may have a Social Security number, but do you actually know why? On this day 84 years ago, the first act was signed to implement social security programs in the United States. Explore the origins of U.S. Social Security with HeinOnline.

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Chernobyl: Not Just Another HBO Drama

Thanks to the wildly popular HBO miniseries on the subject, the Chernobyl nuclear explosion of 1986 has become a hot topic in the news. Journey with HeinOnline into the depths of the disaster, and learn a little more about nuclear energy in the U.S. while you’re at it.