Twenty-fifth President of the United States
William McKinley

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).


Killing in the Name of Democracy, by James Bovard, Attention Deficit Democracy, 27 Jan 2006
Excerpt from the "Messianic Democracy" chapter, details various U.S. presidents' policies and actions from Wilson to Eisenhower
"President William McKinley proclaimed that, in the Philippines, the U.S. occupation would 'assure the residents in every possible way [the] full measure of individual rights and liberties which is the heritage of a free people substituting the mild sway of justice and right for arbitrary rule.' McKinley also promised to 'Christianize' the Filipinos, as if he did not consider the large number of Filipino Catholics to be Christians. McKinley was devoted to forcibly spreading American values abroad at the same time that he championed high tariffs to stop Americans from buying foreign products."

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "William McKinley" as of 30 May 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.