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