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Transcript of William Mckinley
When the Civil War started, William joined the Twenty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
During the war, the young private proved himself a valiant soldier on the battlefield.
As a commissioned officer, Second Lieutenant McKinley served on the staff of Colonel Rutherford B.Hayes, future President of the United States.
He ended his four-year stint in the Army as a brevet major Education and Military Service The Campaign Song Law and Political Career William McKinley was born on January 29, 1843, in the small town of Niles, Ohio.
He was the seventh of eight children
His father owned a small iron foundry and always teach him a strong work ethic and a respectful attitude.
Nancy Allison McKinley, his religious mother, taught him the value of prayer and honesty. When the Civil War ended, McKinley returned to Ohio to begin his career in law and politics.
He studied law at Albany Law School and, after passing the bar exam in 1867, began his legal practice in Canton, Ohio.
. He ran successfully for Congress in 1876 and served until 1891, with the exception of one brief period when he lost in the election of 1882.
McKinley returned home to Ohio and ran for governor in 1891, a race which he won.
With congressional and gubernatorial experience under his belt, McKinley was in position to make a run for the White House in 1896. The Elections The United States presidential election of 1896 was held on Tuesday, November 3, 1896.
It climaxed an intensely heated contest in which Republican candidate William McKinley defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan in one of the most dramatic and complex races in American history. Elections results McKinley Presidency McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War.
Raised protective tariffs to promote American industry.
Maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals.
Though McKinley's administration was cut short with his assassination, his presidency marked the beginning of a period of dominance by the Republican Party that lasted for more than a third of a century. McKinley Assassination
On September 6, 1901, the president appeared at a public reception in the Temple of Music on the Exposition grounds.
A large crowd had assembled to shake hands with the president and talk with him.
Czolgosz stood near the front of the line when his turn came, Czolgosz extended his left hand toward the president while firing two rapid shots from a .32 caliber revolver with his right hand.
McKinley was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for his gunshot wounds. It at first appeared that he would recover, but complications set in and the president died on September 14, 1901. Leon Czolgosz Interesting Facts!!! Czolgosz received a hasty trial, was found guilty of murder and was electrocuted in the state prison at Auburn, New York on October 29. McKinley was the first president to ride in an automobile while in office. After he was shot, he was transported to the hospital in an electric ambulance.
McKinley was the first president to use a telephone to campaign.
McKinley’s portrait was featured on the $500 bill, last printed in 1934.
McKinley had a parrot named “Washington Post” who could whistle to the tune of Yankee Doodle.
McKinley’s inauguration was the first presidential inauguration to be filmed.