THE CABINET: Pan-American Party

Simon Bolivar, hero of Latin America, called the first Pan-American Congress. It met in Panama in 1826 and wrote a treaty of "perpetual confederation." Typical of that meeting were two facts: only one nation, Colombia, ever ratified the treaty; the U. S. delegates, appointed by President John Quincy Adams, arrived after the meeting had adjourned.

The First (officially numbered) Pan-American Conference was not assembled until 1889, called by Secretary of State James Gillespie Elaine. Six others have followed. At these meetings, many more treaties have been written and most of them have...

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