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William McKinley

President of the U.S.A
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Net worth 2018: $1.2 Million
Industry: Presidents
Residence: Niles
Country: United States
BirthDay: 29 January 1843
Sigh: Aquarius
Died On: September 14, 1901
Education: Albany Law School, 1861 - Allegheny College, Poland Academy, Poland Seminary High School
BIOGRAPHY

William McKinley was bornon 29 January 1843 in Niles, American, is President of the U.S.A. William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, the last one to have served in the American Civil War. Having worked as a school teacher before the war, he decided to study law once the war was over. He proceeded to study at the Albany Law School in New York and opened his own practice following his admission to the bar. Eventually he entered politics and was elected to the Congress. He went on to hold the office of Ohio’s governor and set his eyes on the country’s presidency. He ran for presidency as a Republican nominee in 1896. The country was in the throes of an economic depression, and he promised to restore prosperity to the economy through high tariffs. He defeated his Democratic rival, William Jennings Bryan and assumed the presidency in 1897. His administration was marked by rapid economic growth and he secured the passage of the Gold Standard Act. He also imposed certain tariffs to protect manufacturers and factory workers from foreign competition and this move made him popular with the organized labor. He was easily re-elected in 1900, but within six months into his second term, he was shot by an unemployed man named Leon Czolgosz, and died a few days later

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1901

He was inaugurated for his second term as the president on March 4, 1901

1900

McKinley stood for re-election in 1900, and this time too he faced his previous opponent, William Jennings Bryan, who he defeated with a greater margin of victory than he obtained four years earlier

1899

In the brief Spanish-American War, the United States easily defeated Spanish forces in the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico and following the signing of Treaty of Paris, Cuba became independent in 1899

1897

William McKinley was inaugurated as the President of the United States on March 4, 1897

1896

He contested the presidential election of 1896 in which he faced Democrat William Jennings Bryan

1890

In 1890, the Congress passed the McKinley Tariff which raised the average duty on imports to almost fifty percent

1880

He served a brief stint as Ohio’s representative on the Republican National Committee in 1880 and four years later, was elected as a delegate to the 1884 Republican convention

1877

Over the years Hayes became a prominent politician and was elected as the President of the United States, in 1877

1871

William McKinley fell in love with Ida Saxton and married her in 1871

1867

McKinley entered politics when his mentor from the war, Hayes, was nominated for governor in 1867

1862

He joined as a private, was promoted to second lieutenant in 1862, and was discharged as a brevet major, in 1865

1861

He was 18 years old in 1861 when the Civil War broke out

1859

After graduating from high school in 1859, William McKinley Jr

1843

, was born on January 29, 1843, in Ohio as the seventh child of William and Nancy McKinley

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