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United States: legal resources: Treaties

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Digest of US practice in international law

US treaty practice

For basis of US Treaty-making practice see Article II, Section 2, Clause 2, of the United States Constitution  the President of the United States "shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur[.]"

United States often enters into international agreements by way of "Executive Agreements"  (either "Presidential" or "Congressional" Executive Agreements). The US understanding is that these are not treaties.

Considering the impact of treaties in US domestic law