International Tribunals to Enforce Peace: Hearing Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Sixty-fourth Congress, Second Session, on S.J. Res. 131, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, Authorizing the Creation, with Other Nations, of an International Peace-enforcing Tribunal Or Tribunals for the Determination of All International Disputes. Thursday, January 18, 1917


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Página 30 - VII. That to enable the United States to maintain the independence of Cuba, and to protect the people thereof, as well as for its own defense, the government of Cuba will sell or lease to the United States lands necessary for coaling or naval stations at certain specified points, to be agreed upon with the President of the United States.
Página 29 - The signatory powers shall jointly use forthwith both their economic and military forces against any one of their number that goes to war, or commits acts of hostility, against another of the signatories before any question arising shall be submitted as provided in the foregoing.
Página 29 - The Republic of Panama grants to the United States in perpetuity the use, occupation and control of a...
Página 26 - It would not be contended that it extends so far as to authorize what the Constitution forbids, or a change in the character of the government or in that of one of the States, or a cession of any portion of the territory of the latter, without its consent.
Página 27 - were, in conversation, disposed to push their ideas very far indeed, in the sense of all the Powers of Europe being bound together in a common league, guaranteeing to each other the existing order of things, in thrones as well as in territories...
Página 28 - Vergennes used to hate us, and so things are getting back to a wholesome state again. Every nation for itself and God for us all.
Página 26 - The treaty power, as expressed in ,the Constitution, is in terms unlimited except by those restraints which are found in that instrument against the action of the government or of its departments, and those arising from the nature of the government itself and .of that of the States.
Página 26 - A treaty under the Federal Constitution is declared to be the supreme law of the land. This unquestionably applies to all treaties where the treaty-making power, without the aid of Congress, can carry it into effect. It is not, however, and cannot be the supreme law of the land where the concurrence of Congress is necessary to give it effect.
Página 30 - That the Government of Cuba consents that the United States may exercise the right to intervene for the preservation of Cuban independence, the maintenance of a Government adequate for the protection of life, property and individual liberty, and for discharging the obligations with respect to Cuba imposed by the treaty of Paris on the United States, now to be assumed and undertaken by the Government of Cuba.
Página 29 - That the government of Cuba shall never enter into any treaty or other compact with any foreign power or powers which will impair or tend to impair the independence of Cuba, nor in any manner authorize or permit any foreign power or powers to obtain by colonization or for military or naval purposes or otherwise, lodgement in or control over any portion of said island.

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