Advice and Consent of the Senate

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The Senate and the Peace Settlements

The Constitution provides, in Article II, Section 2,

Paragraph 2, that: “He [the President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur …” The whole of the treaty-making power is conferred by these few words, appearing in the section which defines the powers and duties of the President of the United States.1

Dissatisfaction over the country's experience after the last war with the method of treaty making prescribed in the ...

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