Useful notes: Extracts from US President Roosevelt's speech to the US Congress on the Yalta Conference, March 1st 1945

(Catalogue ref: FO 371/50839)

American presidents usually had a fairly free hand when it came to carrying out foreign affairs. However, if they signed up to any agreements they had to get approval from the US Congress. This extract from Roosevelt's speech focuses on how the negotiations at Yalta went.