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A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College in the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Under the Supervision of Dr. Norman L. Hill. Lincoln, Nebraska: June, 1956

Copyright © 1957 Robert Lee Munkres



II—General Analysis of the Period: Resolutions Adopted; Record of the Two Houses Compared; Trends; General Significance of the Period; Chart—Ratio of Resolutions Introduced to Resolutions Passed

III—Subject Matter of Resolutions: Subjects Most Frequently Considered; Record of the Two Houses Compared; Pre-War and Post-1941 Periods Compared; Comparison of War and Post-War Periods; General Significance; Chart—Subject Matter of Resolutions

IV—Types of Resolutions: Comparison of the Records of the Two Houses; Analysis of Types of Resolutions Dealing With Specific Subjects; Record of the Two Houses Compared; International Conferences; International Organizations; Negotiation of Treaties and Agreements; Conditions in Foreign Countries; Recognition; General Significance; Chart A—Types of Resolutions; Chart B—Types of Resolutions Introduced in Regard to Certain Subjects

V—Political Parties and the Congressional Resolution: 68th through the 71st Congress; 72nd Congress; 73rd through the 79th Congress; 80th Congress; 8lst Congress; Chart—Number of Resolutions Introduced by Members of Political Parties

VI—The Permanent Court of International Justice: and the International Court of Justice; Settlement of International Disputes and Claims; Economic Policy; Problems Arising from World War II; United Nations; Problems Connected with European Communist Activity

VII—United States-Soviet Relations, 1925–1950; 1925–1933; 1933–1939; 1939–1945; 1945–1951; Conferences; Economic Policy; Berlin Blockade; Miscellaneous

VIII—Revision of the United Nations Charter and Suggestions for More Effective Implementation Thereof; World Government; The “Veto" and Creation of a United Nations Police Force; General Revision of the United Nations Charter—Resolutions Dealing with Several Issues; Regional Organizations; United States of Europe; Pan-American Organization; The North Atlantic Treaty; Pacific Defense Pact

IX—Constitutional Implications of Resolutions: The Referendum as a Means of Formulating Foreign Policy; Presidential Authority as Comander-in-Chief; Presidential Authority to Establish Diplomatic Relations and to Recognize; Congress and International Agreements; Proclamations Declaring a State of War to Exist Between Two Foreign Countries; Summary

X—Conclusions: Trends