The Congress and the Treaty of Peace
Hopes for End of War During Present Congress
President Roosevelt's annual message, delivered before a joint session of the Senate and House, January 7, 1943, contained a passage which the President later described as an expression of his “hope” that the present war would come to a close before the expiration of the 78th Congress.
I do not prophesy when this war will end [the President said]. But I do believe that this year 1943 will give the United Nations a very substantial advance along the roads that lead to Berlin and Rome and Tokyo. I tell you it is within the realm of possibility that this 78th Congress may have the historic privilege of helping greatly to save the ...