William McKinley

25th President of the United States


1897-1801 First Term

1801-1801 Second Term



Vice President

Garret Hobart- First Term

Theodore Roosevelt- Second Term

Election Opponents

William Jennings Bryan (both terms)

America At This Time

America at the time was trying to annex Hawaii, and create terms for the Panama Canal

Key People

  1. Theodore Roosevelt- VP for his second term and became President after William had died.
  2. William Bryan- Election Opponent.
  3. Garret Hobart- VP for second Term


  1. "In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest"
  2. "Our differences are policies; our agreements are principles"
  3. "Expositions are the timekeepers of progress"
  4. "War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed"
  5. "The free man cannot be a long and ignorant man"
  6. "I am a tariff man standing on a tariff platform"

Foreign Policies

  1. Open Door Policy
  2. Negotiations over Panama Canal with Great Britain
  3. USS Maine Exploded
  4. Tried Peaceful Negotiation with Spain for Cuban independence
  5. Battle of Manilla Bay
  6. Battle of San Juan
  7. Annexed Hawaii

Economic Policies

  1. Open Door Policy
  2. Gold Standard Act

Domestic Policies

  1. Yellow Press Expose Spanish War