The official portrait of William McKinley
The official portrait of William McKinley
 
 
McKinley as a Union army soldier
McKinley as a Union army soldier
 
 
William McKinley after the Civil War
William McKinley after the Civil War
 
 
Drawing of William and Ida McKinley
Drawing of William and Ida McKinley
 
 
President McKinley sitting at his desk
President McKinley sitting at his desk
 
 
The assissination of President McKinley
The assissination of President McKinley
 
 
Photo of William McKinley in 1900
Photo of William McKinley in 1900
 
#25 McKinley, William
Topic(s):   Presidents (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Name William McKinley
Born January 29, 1843 (Niles, Ohio)
Died September 14, 1901 (Buffalo, New York)
President Number 25
Dates in Office March 4, 1897 to September 14, 1901
Vice-Presidents Garret A. Hobart (1897-1899)
& Theodore Roosevelt (1901)
Party Affiliation Republican
First Lady Ida McKinley
Occupation(s) teacher, Union soldier, lawyer, politician
Major Accomplishment(s) won the Spanish-American War, United States became a world power

William McKinley was born in Ohio. He became a schoolteacher. When the Civil War started, he was 18 years old. He joined the army for the North. He was our last U.S. president to fight in the Civil War.

After the Civil War, McKinley studied law. He became a lawyer. McKinley was elected to Congress in 1877. In 1891, he was elected governor of Ohio.

In 1896, William McKinley became the 25th President of the Untied States. In 1898, the United States went to war against Spain. The United States won. The U.S. took over the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Cuba became an independent country. The Hawaiian Islands became part of the U.S.

The people liked McKinley. They were happy that the U.S. had won the war against Spain. McKinley was elected to a second term in 1900.

In March 1901, President McKinley was in New York giving a speech. He was shot two times. He died eight days later. McKinley was the third President to be killed while in office.

Resource information

William McKinley: Life in Brief—Miller Center. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://millercenter.org/president/biography/mckinley-life-in-brief

William McKinley | president of United States | Britannica.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/biography/William-McKinley

William McKinley - U.S. Presidents - HISTORY.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/william-mckinley

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