25 Mckinley

25 Mckinley - Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3 1/28/06...

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Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3 1/28/06 WILLIAM MCKINLEY I. President: William McKinley A. January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901 II. States: A. Ohio born B. Ohio delegate for President III. Educational and Occupational background A. McKinley practiced law privately from (1867-1869, 1871-1877) B. Served as the Stark County Prosecutor (1869-1871) C. Ohio representative (1877-1883, 1885-1891) D. Governor of Ohio from (1892-1896) IV. Dates of the terms of office A. 1897 – 1901 B. March – September 1901 V. Prominent issues in each election A. 1 st election – The election of 1896: 1. The currency issue dominated the campaign, blurring party lines 2. Eastern Democrats formed the National (or Gold) Democrat party and nominated their own candidate, John M. Palmer, because they were unwilling to accept the party's free-silver platform, and they did not support McKinley's stand on the tariff issue. 3. Silver Republicans in the west supported Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan. 4. The Populist Party endorsed Bryan as well. 5. Republicans called Bryan a radical, a demagogue, and a socialist. 6. Democrats denounced McKinley as a tool of the capitalists. 7. Many influential eastern newspapers who had favored Grover Cleveland and other sound-money democrats supported McKinley. 8. Bryan ran a rigorous campaign, relying on a few hours of sleep a night for three months in order to address an estimated 5 million people. 9. McKinley stayed in the comfort of his own home while some 1,400 surrogate speakers stumped for him and some 5 million pieces of Republican literature were printed about him. B. 2 nd election – Election of 1900: 1. McKinley's first term had removed much of the sentiment that had caused populist fervor, so the parties were limited to Democratic and Republican. 2. The dominant issue was Imperialism.
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3. Democrats charged that under the McKinley administration, the U.S. had become an imperial state, obsessed on acquiring far-flung countries, and abandoning its traditional role as a champion of local autonomy. 4. Republicans countered that as an emerging world power, the U.S. should spread civilization and Democracy to backwards peoples. 5. Once again, Bryan stumped all over the nation while McKinley remained aloof, leaving the campaigning up to his running-mate Theodore Roosevelt. VI. Opponent(s) by term A. Election of 1896: William Jennings Bryan – Democratic B. Election of 1900: William Jennings Bryan – Democratic, Populist VII. Vice President: A. 1st term: Garret Augustus Hobart (served 1897-1901) B. 2nd term: Theodore Roosevelt (served March-September 1901 → Presidency) VIII. Political party: republican IX. Domestic Happenings A. Hawaiian Islands Acquired (1898) – McKinley signed a joint congressional
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