Timelines
Treaty-Making Authority

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    Adapted from “Our Constitution” by Donald A. Ritchie & Justice Learning.org; Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, 2006

  • 1789
    Washington Seeks Senate's Advice On Indian Treaties

  • 1795
    Senate And House Consider Jay’s Treaty

  • 1803
    Louisiana Territory Purchased By Treaty

  • 1815
    Treaty Of Ghent Is Approved

  • 1825
    Senate Rejects A Treaty For First Time

  • 1844
    Senate Rejects Treaty To Annex Texas

  • 1848
    Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo Ends Mexican War

  • 1869
    Court Upholds Senate's Right To Amend Treaties

  • 1919
    Senate Rejects Treaty Of Versailles

  • 1948
    Vandenberg Resolution Leads To North Atlantic Treaty

  • 1972
    Biological And Toxin Weapons Convention Adopted

  • 1987
    Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Adopted

  • 1999
    Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Defeated

  • 2001
    Bush Withdraws From Kyoto Treaty