Important Treaties in American History

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These are only 27 of the more important american treaties. The cards give the name of the treaties, what year they occured, and a brief summary of what they were.


 
  
Created Feb 10, 2009
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marysue

 

 
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Treaty of Paris (1763)
 
ended the French and Indian War between England and France
2
Treaty of Paris (1783)
 
ended the American Revolution with England
3
Jay's Treaty (1794)
 
Britian agreed to leave the forts they occupied on the U.S. frontier
4
Pinckney's Treaty (1795)
 
Spain allowed Americans to travel freely along the Mississippi River and settled boundary disputes...
5
Treaty of Greenville (1795)
 
ended the Battle of Fallen Timbers;12 Indian tribes agreed to give up their land of present-day...
6
Louisiana Purchase (1803)
 
America acquired Louisiana territory from France; doubled the size of the U.S.
7
Treaty of Ghent (1814)
 
ended the War of 1812 with England
8
Adams-Onis Treaty (1819)
 
Spain gave Florida to the United States
9
Oregon Treaty (1846)
 
divided Oregon Country between the United States and Canada
10
Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo (1848)
 
ended the war with Mexico; U.S. acquired the Mexican Cession
11
Treaty of Paris (1898)
 
ended Spanish-American War; Cuban independence;U.S. acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philipines
12
Platt Amendment (1902)
 
made Cuba a U.S. protectorate
13
Hay-Bunau-Varilla (1903)
 
Panama became independent; U.S. acquired control over canal zone, and can intervene in Panama
14
Treaty of Verailles (1918)
 
ended WWI; German reparations and war-guilt clause; Leage of Nations created, but the U.S....
15
Potsdam Treaty (1945)
 
ended WWII in Europe; carved up and disarmed Germany; eliminated Nazis; punished war criminals
16
GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) (1948-1995)
 
lowered barriers to international trade; 1994, created World Trade Organization
17
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) (1949)
 
mutual defense pact among U.S., Canada, and ten Western European allies
18
Korean War settlement (1953)
 
stalemate--Korea remained split with a demilitarized zone between the North and South
19
Geneva Accords (1954)
 
temporarily divided Vietnam into communist North and anticommunist South
20
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963)
 
barred atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons
21
SALT I (1972) and SALT II (1979) (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty)
 
halted growth of numbers of two types of nuclear missiles; limited number of strategic weapons...
22
Vietnam War agreement (1973)
 
ended American involvement; country remained divided with North Vietnamese troops in the South
23
Camp David Accords (1978)
 
President Carter helped negotiate Middle East peace agreements between Jordan and Egypt and...
24
INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty (1987)
 
eliminated two classes of weapons;allowed inspection of military installations
25
START I (1991) and START II (1993)
 
continued nuclear arem reduction up to 75 percent
26
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) (1993)
 
U.S., Canada, and Mexico drop all trade barriers
27
Kyoto Accords (1997)
 
internation climate treaty; 2001, U.S. doesn't sign


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