William McKinley (29 January 1843 – 14 September 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, serving from 4 March 1897 until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of free silver (effectively, expansionary monetary policy).
Excerpt from the chapter 4 "Messianic Democracy" of Bovard's Attention Deficit Democracy (2006), details various U.S. presidents' policies and actions from McKinley to Eisenhower
Describes the political and other forces that led to the Spanish-American War, the military actions in Cuba and the Philippines and the immediate aftermath
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