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William McKinley

William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States and served from March 4, 1897 to September 14, 1901.

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William McKinley

How many US Presidents have been assassinated?

Four US Presidents have been assassinated while in office :

  • Abraham Lincoln (1865)
  • James A. Garfield (1881)
  • William McKinley (1901)
  • John F. Kennedy (1963)

There have been about two dozen actual attempts on many other Presidents.

Andrew Jackson was not hurt after a man pointed two different pistols at him at close range and pulled their triggers, but miraculously they both failed to fire.

Theodore Roosevelt was shot while running again for President in 1912, and the bullet remained in him until his death in 1919. Ronald Reagan was shot two months after his inauguration in 1981, but fortunately survived the ricochet wound that penetrated his lung.

Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated: Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, John Kennedy.

At least four others have been the targets of assassins, but were not killed: Andrew Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan. Reagan was seriously wounded-- the others were unhurt.
US Presidents: 4 methinx. Lincoln, Kennedy, Garfield & McKinley.

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What did William McKinley believe in?

Religiously, McKinley was a Christian; politically he was a Republican.

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What did William McKinley do as president?

Some events related to the McKinley administration.

  • Dingley Tariff Act of 1897- restored a high protective tariff as promised by his party's platform.
  • Annexation of Hawaii - 1898
  • Spanish American War - 1898
  • Open door policy and response to the Boxer rebellion in China -1899-1900
  • Gold standard act of 1900 - tied the value of the dollar to gold.
  • McKinley assassination -1901
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Why did president McKinely have two vice presidents?

The 25th President of the United States was William McKinley from March 4, 1897 to September 14, 1901. His first Vice President was Garret Hobart from 1897-1899. Garret Hobart died while in office on November 21, 1899 and from 1899-1901 there was no Vice President. Theodore Roosevelt was the Vice President in 1901 during the start of McKinley's second term. William McKinley was assassinated on September 6, 1901 and Theodore Roosevelt succeeded McKinley.

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What was William McKinley's middle name?

William McKinley (Jr.) was not given a middle name.

I read an interview that Alice Roosevelt Longworth (Teddy Roosevelt's daughter) gave and she kept referring to President McKinley as "William F. McKinley" , however, it didn't give an indication what the middle name actually was.

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What are some bad things about zoos?

That they don't let animals roam in different cages == Animals in Zoos ( America, or anywhere to be fair, but I will use America as an example, just to prove my point that America is not perfect) can be beaten, and treated appallingly. One such example took place when an African elephant was transferred from the San Diego Zoo to the San Diego Wild Animal Park; her old caretakers reported seeing her chained to the ground, and beaten on the head with axe handles for two days. Some of the blows were described as "home run swings." Also, another Zookeeper in San Francisco was quoted as saying of Elephants, "You have to motivate them and the way you do that is by beating the hell out of them." This happened in San Diego, and San Francisco, of America. For details see the site listed below.

I believe that zoos use animals for there own need. 1 out of 10 people care about there pet and 1 out of 50 zoos care about the animals the way they should. Bad zoos use cement cages and don't let animals stand on their own feet. This causes them to be unable to fend for themselves. This problem is mostly seen in places like Ethiopia. Unfortunately I cannot find the doco I watched on Australia's ABC channel showing cruelty to bears in poorer countries zoos. Another mistake many zoos make is separating and isolating pack animals. They are called pack animals for a reason. When separated from their pride, pack, pod, flock or herd many animals will die. And in many zoos, not only do they isolate them but, put them in cages with concrete floors, and bars. How would you feel to suddenly be taken from your home where you ran free with your family and put in a cage with a cold, hard floor to be stared at by people day in and day out. Most only looking for less than 30 seconds before making some derogatory remark and walking off. This fact has been proved in a study, which was conducted in America. Most people don't care about the animals, they are just looking for another way to entertain themselves. We have brains for a reason, learn how to use it. *Certain contributions to this question have been moved to the discussion field during the editing process of this answer.

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Where did William McKinley live when he was young?

He was born in Niles , Ohio and lived there until he was nine when his family moved about 10 miles south to Poland, Ohio.

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Who was William McKinley's secretary of war?

Russell A. Alger (1897-1899), and Elihu Root (1899-1901)

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When did William McKinley get married?

William McKinley married Ida Saxton McKinley on January 25, 1871.

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How long was William McKinley the President of the United States?

William McKinley was president for 4 years and about 6 1/3 months.

McKinley took office as the 25th President of the United States on March 4,1997 and died from an assassin's bullet on September 14, 1901.

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Where was William McKinley's home?

His adult home was at 723 North Market Avenue in Canton, Ohio.

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What Was William McKinley's Eye Color?

Blue

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Who were William McKinley's children?

McKinley and his wife had two daughters both of whom died as infants.

  • Katherine "Katie" McKinley (December 25, 1871 - June 25, 1875)- died of typhoid fever,
  • Ida McKinley (April 1, 1873 - August 22, 1873) cause of death unknown.
Both children are now buried with their parents in the McKinley tomb in Canton Ohio.
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Why did William McKinley use the slogan Remember the Maine and what was The Maine?

The battleship Maine was mysteriously sunk in a Cuban harbour and McKinley used "Remember the Maine" as a campaign slogan.

This was preliminary to the Spanish-American War. Spain had colonized Cuba and Puerto Rico. The U.S. won the war. The Spanish-American War is also remembered for Teddy Roosevelt charging up San Juan Hill in Cuba.



Because it was believed by many in the US that Spain, which controlled Cuba at the time, had blown up the American battleship USS Maine while it lay at anchor in the harbor of Havana, Cuba.
The U.S.S. Maine was an American ship that was destroyed and sunk by the Spainish. American's died on the ship, and yellow journalists amplified what happened in the newspapers. The U.S. people were shocked and furious, this boosted American morale to got o war with Spain. Eventually, McKinley declares war and the Spanish-American War begins.
You don't. We remember the Maine in the Spanish American War because Spain supposedly sank the USS Maine in Havana Harbor.
It was a slogan that launched the US 'take over' in Cuba.

Early and effective use of propaganda.

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The U.S.S. Maine was an impressive battleship, at 319 feet long and displacing 6,682 tons it was the largest ship ever to enter the harbor at Havana. Though only a second class battleship, the nine-year-old vessel was among the most impressive of the U.S. Naval fleet. One of our country's first steel warships, the Maine was unique in the fleet due the fact that it had been totally designed and built by Americans. It was the largest ship ever actually constructed in a U.S. Navy yard.

On 15 February 1898, a massive explosion of unknown origin sank the Maine in Cuba's Havana harbor, killing 260 of the fewer than 400 American crew members aboard.
forget the Virginius

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Who was the US President after William McKinley?

Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt became President on September 14,1901 when President William McKinliey died from an assassin's bullet. Roosevelt was re-elected in 1904.
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Who was William McKinley?

William McKinley Jr. (January 29, 1843 - September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, and the last veteran of the American Civil War to be elected to the office.

By the 1880s, McKinley was a national Republican leader; his signature issue was high tariffs on imports as a formula for prosperity, as typified by his McKinley Tariff of 1890. As the Republican candidate in the 1896 presidential election, he upheld the gold standard, and promoted pluralism among ethnic groups. His campaign, designed by Mark Hanna, introduced new advertising-style campaign techniques that revolutionized campaign practices and beat back the crusading of his arch-rival, William Jennings Bryan. The 1896 election is often considered a realigning election that marked the beginning of the Progressive Era.

McKinley presided over a return to prosperity after the Panic of 1893. He launched the Spanish-American War, widely popular due to the efforts of the yellow press, using the context of Spanish atrocities in Cuba. Later he annexed the former Spanish territories of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and set up a protectorate over Cuba. He also presided over the annexation of the formerly independent Kingdom of Hawaii. McKinley was reelected in the 1900 presidential election after another intense campaign against Bryan, this one focused on foreign policy. After McKinley's assassination in 1901 by Leon Czolgosz, an American anarchist of Polish descent, he was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.

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What state was added during Jefferson's presidency?

Ohio in 1802

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How many terms did William McKinley get elected to the presidency?

McKinley was elected two times, in 1896 and again in 1900. He was killed early into his second term.

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US Foreign Policy

What was the foreign policy of William McKinley?

McKinley and Imperialism

The McKinley administration was known for economic prosperity and the growth and influence of business in American politics. The McKinley era saw the rise of American Imperialism. Imperialism is the desire to acquire influence or ownership of areas outside the United States, for the increase in military, economic, and commercial weath and influence they would bring to the United States. Imperialism is an outgrowth of Manifest Destiny. It is considered by some to be Manifest Destiny outside the boundaries of the nation. Trade made the US an active participant in world affairs. American ships, sailors, and merchant vessels were traveling to the world's most exotic ports. To protect that commerce, imperialism became a policy of the McKinley administration. The belief was that the United States should acquire influence and ownership of areas in the Pacific, South America, Africa and in the Atlantic, so we could protect our Naval and merchant forces and continue to increase trade. The Spanish-American War was an example of imperialism in action. MrV

I am improving the above- Mckinleys may have seemed imperialist but it was genrally more about moral and socail issues than power. McKinley did not aim to control other people, but rather wanted to make other people American. His religious and moral ideas made him believe it was American responsibility to educte and christianize others.

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Is Mount William McKinley in NC?

No it is in Alaska.

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What was not associated with the Spanish American War William McKinley General Grant the USS Maine or Commodore Dewey?

General Grant was not associated with the Spanish American war

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Did William McKinley's daughters die?

yes both of them died before they could reach 5 yrs old

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What are some funny facts about William McKinley?

he had 3 brothers and 5 sisters true

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What did William McKinley's parents do for a living?

His father was in the iron foundry business. I don't think his mother had a paying job. She did a lot of church work.

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Who were William McKinley's siblings?

McKinley had five sisters and three brothers;

Brothers:

David Alison McKinley ( Nov 23, 1829-Sept 18, 1892 married Nancy Minerva Scott.

James Rose ( Sept 27, 1833 -Oct 11,1889) married Eliza Howe Fuller

Abner ( Nov 27, 1840- June 11, 1904 ) lawyer, married Anna Endsley

Sisters:

Anna (1831- July 29, 1890)

Mary Jane ( July 20, 1834- Feb 21,1868) married D. May

Helen Minerva ( Mar 8, 1834- June 9, 1924)

Sarah Elizabeth (Oct 1, 1840-1931) married Andrew Duncan

Abigail Celia ( May 1, 1845- Jan 26, 1846)

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