Treaties and the Law: Definition & Examples


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A treaty is a formal agreement. This means that:

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1. A treaty must be ratified before it can take effect. Ratification means that:

2. In the U.S., who negotiates our treaties?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many moving parts that go into making and upholding a treaty. This quiz and worksheet covers treaty characteristics, such as negotiations and ratifications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Definition of ratification
  • Treaty negotiation in the U.S.
  • Characteristic of ratified treaties

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on treaties
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the requirements of a formal agreement
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as ratification
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the 1783 Treaty of Paris

Additional Learning

To learn more about treaties, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of Treaties. Objectives for this lesson are as follows:

  • Differentiate between bilateral and unilateral treaties
  • Understand how treaties are regarding under the U.S. Constitution
  • Recognize the role of the Senate in the treaty process
  • Know examples of key treaties in history, including the Geneva Convention and the Louisiana Purchase