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Antarctic Treaty
The 12 nations listed in the preamble (below) signed the Antarctic Treaty on 1 December 1959 at Washington, D.C. The Treaty entered into force on 23 June 1961; the 12 signatories became the original 12 consultative nations.

Oct 5, 2011, 9:57am

Lousiana Purchase Treaty, 1803
Robert Livingston and James Monroe closed on the sweetest real estate deal of the millennium when they signed the Louisiana Purchase Treaty in Paris on April 30, 1803.

Mar 17, 2006, 8:10pm

Treaty of Paris -1783
The Continental Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784, officially establishing the United States as in independent and sovereign nation.

Mar 17, 2006, 5:09pm

Treaty of Fort Laramie, 1868
In the spring of 1868 a conference was held at Fort Laramie, in present day Wyoming, that resulted in a treaty with the Sioux. This treaty was to bring peace between the whites and the Sioux who agreed to settle within the Black Hills reservation in the Dakota Territory.

Mar 17, 2006, 3:32pm

Formal Surrender of Japan, 1945
In the morning of 2 September 1945, more that two weeks after acceping the Allies terms, Japan formally surrendered. The ceremonies, less than half an hour long, took place on board the battleship USS Missouri, anchored with other United States' and British ships in Tokyo Bay.

Mar 17, 2006, 3:06pm

Treaty of Ghent, 1814
This treaty, signed on December 24, 1814, ended the War of 1812, fought between Great Britain and the United States.

Mar 17, 2006, 2:02pm

Treaty of Alliance with France (1778)
On May 4, 1778, the Continental Congress discussed two treaties with the French that had been signed in Paris by American and French officials on February 6, 1778. One of these treaties was the TREATY OF ALLIANCE.

Mar 17, 2006, 1:55pm

Articles of Agreement
Lee's Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia

On April 9, 1865, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the parlor of a house in Appomattox Court House, VA, to discuss this surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, which would end the Civil War.

Mar 17, 2006, 1:31pm

Limited Test Ban Treaty, 1963
On August 5, 1963, the Limited Test Ban Treaty was signed by the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. After Senate approval, the treaty that went into effect on October 11, 1963, banned nuclear weapons testing in the atmosphere, in outer space, and under water.

Mar 17, 2006, 12:16pm

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848
On February 2, 1848 the Treaty was signed in Guadalupe Hidalgo, a city north of the capital where the Mexican government had fled as U.S. troops advanced. Its provisions called for Mexico to cede 55% of its territory (present-day Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and parts of Colorado, Nevada and Utah) in exchange for fifteen million dollars in compensation for war-related damage to Mexican property.

Mar 17, 2006, 12:10pm

Platt Amendment, 1903
The Platt Amendment stipulated the conditions for U.S. intervention in Cuban affairs and permitted the United States to lease or buy lands for the purpose of the establishing naval bases (the main one was Guannamo Bay) and coaling stations in Cuba.

Mar 17, 2006, 11:38am

Teller Amendment to the US Declaration of War Against Spain
In April 1898 Senator Henry M. Teller (Colorado) proposed an amendment to the U.S. declaration of war against Spain which proclaimed that the United States would not establish permanent control over Cuba.

Mar 17, 2006, 12:16am


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