In this address, reported in Marshalltown's Iowa Times Republican, President William McKinley acknowledged the benefits of rural free delivery for farm families.
- According to President William McKinley, what have been the benefits of rural free delivery? Does he consider these improvements as part of the overall changes to the U.S.? Provide specific evidence from the document to support your answer.
- One of the strongest objections to rural free delivery was the potential cost. How does McKinley address that objection? Does he refute it? Provide specific evidence to support your answer.
"President's Message," Evening Time Republican (Marshalltown), pp. 2, 3 December 1900. Courtesy of Library of Congress