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Advice and Consent

As settlers encroached upon neighboring American Indian nations, the federal government attempted to defuse conflicts by negotiating treaties with tribes. In August 1789 President George Washington appeared before the Senate for its advice on a treaty with Southern Indians. It was the first time a U.S. president sought the Senate’s advice and consent on a treaty, and the last time for 130 years that a president made such a request in person.

1 Image Message from President George Washington to United States Senate,... View All Images
2 Images Memorial from Chiefs of the Cherokee and other Warriors, signed in... View All Images