Address at the Pan-American Exposition - Recording
Date of Recording: 1901
Call Number: VVL00949
In this address to the Pan-American Exposition, President McKinley praises the level of production the United States has achieved. Of uppermost importance now, he argues, is focused attention on the international markets for these products. International trade will thus elicit peace and good relations, and further the American goals which are rooted in "concourse not conflict." McKinley's presidency was focused on issues of foreign policy, particularly concerned with how international trade would affect issues of the gold-standard, and later in his presidency, he reluctantly pushed by congress to lead the nation into the 100-day war against Spain.