Finally, the Mayflower Pact was the first written constitution of the New World to lay the groundwork for two other revolutionary documents: the Declaration of Independence, which said that governments deduce their powers “from the approval of the governed” and from the Constitution. The separation between the two is often unclear and is often politicized in disagreements within a government over a treaty, because a treaty cannot be implemented without a proper change in national legislation. When a treaty requires laws of application, a state may be late in its obligations if its legislator does not pass the necessary national laws. Most executive agreements were concluded in accordance with a treaty or an act of Congress. However, presidents have sometimes reached executive agreements to achieve goals that would not find the support of two-thirds of the Senate. For example, after the outbreak of World War II, but before the Americans entered the conflict, President Franklin D. Roosevelt negotiated an executive agreement that gave the United Kingdom 50 obsolete destroyers in exchange for 99-year leases on some British naval bases in the Atlantic. A treaty is a formal and binding written agreement that is concluded by actors in international law, usually sovereign states and international organizations, but may involve individuals and other actors.  A treaty can also be described as an international agreement, protocol, treaty, convention, pact or exchange of letters.
Regardless of terminology, only instruments that are binding on the parties are considered treaties of international law.  A treaty is binding under international law. In fact, it may be that the first tablets such as the impressions of the tokens themselves were to squeeze hard clay balls into the soft clay tablet. The implementation of executive agreements increased considerably after 1939. Prior to 1940, the U.S. Senate had ratified 800 treaties and presidents had concluded 1,200 executive agreements; From 1940 to 1989, during World War II and the Cold War, presidents signed nearly 800 treaties, but concluded more than 13,000 executive treaties. In 1802, in Plymouth, future President John Quincy Adams stressed the enduring importance of the agreement signed more than 180 years earlier aboard the Mayflower, citing it “perhaps the only example in human history of this positive and original social pact, which speculative philosophers presented as the only legitimate source of government.” The agreement was also based on the secular tradition of the social contract, the idea of alliances between men themselves, which date back to antiquity, but which were later made famous by philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.