McKinley was a decent, sensitive man with considerable personal courage and great political facility. Yet by the end of his presidency McKinley had become a convert to commercial reciprocity among nations, recognizing that Americans must buy products from other countries in order to sustain the sale of American goods abroad.
Of course, that applies to labor as to everything else. Presidential campaign ribbon for William McKinley, c. He then demanded Cuban independence to end both the suffering on the island and the uncertainty in American political and economic affairs.
The latter relationship broke off at the Republican National Conventionwhere McKinley, Foraker, and Hanna were all delegates supporting Sherman. McKinley objected to delegate votes being cast for him; nevertheless he finished third, behind the renominated Harrison, and behind Blaine, who had sent word he did not want to be considered.
Photograph by Mathew Brady. Emerging from decades of isolationism in the s, Americans had already shown signs of wanting to play a more assertive role on the world stage.
In March McKinley gave Spain an ultimatum, including demands for an end to the brutality inflicted upon Cubans and the start of negotiations leading toward independence for the island. McKinley, along with Samuel M.
Walker was ruined by the recession; McKinley was called upon for repayment in February Carrolland Winfield S. The former congressman spent much of the second half of campaigning against Campbell, beginning in his birthplace of Niles.
Daywere the opposing counsel, and the mine owners included Mark Hannaa Cleveland businessman. Cuban crisis[ edit ] Editorial cartoon calling for humanitarian intervention in Cuba. Returning to Ohio, he studied law, was admitted to the bar inand opened a law office in Cantonwhere he resided—except for his years in Washington, D.
Horner noted, "what is certainly true is that in the two men began to develop a close working relationship that helped put McKinley in the White House. Beldenan experienced lawyer and former judge. Capitol to take the oath of office, Within two years, the future first lady witnessed the deaths of her mother and two daughters.
McKinley, campaigning mostly on his support for a protective tariffdefeated the Democratic nominee, Levi L.
American presidential election, Results of the American presidential election, Sources: The issue with which McKinley became most closely identified during his congressional years was the protective tariff, a high tax on imported goods which served to protect American manufacturers from foreign competition.
William McKinley The table provides as list of cabinet members in the administration of Pres. McKinley served in the House of Representatives untilfailing reelection only twice—inwhen he was temporarily unseated in an extremely close election, and inwhen Democrats gerrymandered his district.
Foraker were considered the leaders of the Republican party in Ohio. According to historian Stanley Jones in his study of the election, Another feature common to the Reed and Allison campaigns was their failure to make headway against the tide which was running toward McKinley.
Why, if protection builds up and elevates 63, [the U. A genuinely compassionate man, McKinley cared about the well-being of American workers, and he always insisted that a high tariff was necessary to assuring high wages.
They blamed him for losing control of foreign policy and agreeing to an unnecessary war. In the end, McKinley lost by votes, but the Republicans won a statewide majority and claimed a moral victory. He professed to be open to all views on the subject; however, he believed that as the war progressed, the public would come to demand retention of the islands as a prize of war, and he feared that Japan or possibly Germany might seize the islands.William McKinley ( - ) 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. William McKinley (January 29, – September 14, ) was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, until his assassination, six months into his second term. William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4,until his assassination on September 14,after leading the nation to victory in the Spanish-American.
The Election of and William McKinley - The election of was between William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan. William McKinley was the republican candidate for president and William Jennings Bryan was the democratic candidate. For a long time, William McKinley was considered a mediocre President, a chief executive who was controlled by his political cronies and who was pressured into war with Spain by the press.
Recent historians have been kinder to McKinley, seeing him instead as a. When William McKinley assumed the presidency inhe reversed the policy of his predecessor, Democrat Grover Cleveland, and advocated Hawaiian annexation.
McKinley, however, was unable to push a new annexation treaty through Congress that year.Download