William McKinley Fast Facts

William McKinley Fast Facts

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William McKinley (1843 - 1901) served as America's twenty-fifth president. During his time in office, America fought in the Spanish-American War and annexed Hawaii. McKinley was assassinated near the start of his second term.

Here is a quick list of fast facts for William McKinley. For more in depth information, you can also read the William McKinley Biography


January 29, 1843


September 14, 1901

Term of Office:

March 4, 1897-September 14, 1901

Number of Terms Elected:

2 Terms; Was assassinated soon after being elected to his second term.

First Lady:

Ida Saxton

William McKinley Quote:

"We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is manifest destiny."
Additional William McKinley Quotes

Major Events While in Office:

  • Spanish-American War (1898)
  • Annexation of Hawaii (1898)
  • Open Door Policy/Boxer Rebellion (1899-1900)
  • Gold Standard Act (1900)

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • None

Related William McKinley Resources:

These additional resources on William McKinley can provide you with further information about the president and his times.

William McKinley Biography
Take a more in depth look at the twenty-fifth president of the United States through this biography. You'll learn about his childhood, family, early career, and the major events of his administration.

Spanish-American War
This brief conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States arose out of Spanish policies in Cuba. However, many claim that yellow journalism was at least partially to blame with their pro-rebel sentiments and the way they dealt with the sinking of the Maine.

Tecumseh's Curse
Every president between William Henry Harrison and John F. Kennedy who has been elected in a year ending with a zero has been assassinated or died while in office. This is called Tecumseh's Curse.

Territories of the United States
Here is a chart presenting the territories of the United States, their capitals, and the years they were acquired.

Chart of Presidents and Vice Presidents
This informative chart gives quick reference information on the presidents, vice-presidents, their terms of office, and their political parties.

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