Related to McKinley William: McKinley Administration
McKinley, William 1843-1901.
The 25th president of the United States (1897-1901). His presidency was marked by the Spanish-American War (1898), the occupation of Cuba and the Philippines, an open-door policy with China, and the passage of the Gold Standard Act (1900). He was assassinated by an anarchist in Buffalo, New York.
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