North American Free Trade Agreement

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North American Free Trade Agreement
During the most recent race for the White House we heard very little of substance from both parties, but one thing both parties seem to agree on is that free trade has been bad for the U.S. worker. One candidate proclaimed that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has cost the United States hundreds of thousands of jobs and another distanced herself from free trade agreements all together. It has been over twenty years since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and many have criticized it as a bad deal for the U.S. It can be shown that NAFTA was not the main cause of job loss in the United States, but that it is beneficial for the United States, Canada, and Mexico and could be even more advantageous for all countries in the Americas.
The North American Free Trade Agreement is a concord between the United States, Canada, and Mexico that promotes free trade between the three nations. (“North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)”) This agreement provided the eventual elimination of tariffs and nontariff barriers between the three countries and was signed by President George H. W. Bush, a Republican; it was also championed by his successor President Bill Clinton, a Democrat. (“North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)” )
During the most recent U.S. presidential campaign the republican candidate, Donald Trump, lambasted our current president, Barak Obama, and past presidents in regards to free…
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