Bill Clinton: Remarks on Signing the North American Free Trade Agreement

(1993)

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Bill Clinton assumed the presidency in 1992 promising change and renewal to a recession-wracked nation just entering the post–cold war era. As the economy recovered while tensions in the former Soviet Union and elsewhere exploded into violence, Clinton sought to garner support for often controversial policy decisions through the message of positive change. His Remarks on Signing the North American Free Trade Agreement were delivered at the ceremony in which he signed the landmark...