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William McKinley - Harmony Ball - Jules Enchanting Gifts

William McKinley

$ 15.00


Discontinued, Limited Supply Available!

 

Interior: Palm Tree

William McKinley Curriculum Vitae
 
Presidential Number: 25th
 
Years President: 1897-1901
 
Party Affiliation: Republican
 
Main Contender: William Jennings Bryan
 
State Represented: Ohio
 
Birthday: January 29, 1843
 
Place Of Birth: Niles, Ohio
 
Higher Education: Mount Union College, Allegheny College, Albany Law School
 
Prior Occupations: Soldier, Lawyer, Congressman, Governor
 
Height: 5 feet, 7 inches
 
Favorite Food: Bacon and eggs
 
Hobbies: Horseback riding, swimming, walking, opera, theater, cribbage
 
Pets: Parrot (could whistle “Yankee Doodle”), an Angora cat
 
Legacy: The U.S. officially became a world colonial power during his presidency. He declared war against Spain in the Spanish-American War; annexed the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam and Hawaii; and set up a protectorate over Cuba. The U.S. officially placed its money on the gold standard with the passage of the Gold Standard Act of 1900.
 
Trivia: First president to ride in an automobile. First to campaign by telephone. His inauguration was the first to be recorded on film. His wife hated the color yellow – banned all things yellow from the White House and ordered all yellow flowers in the garden to be uprooted. Only clean shaven president between Andrew Johnson and Wilson. Last veteran of the Civil War to be elected. Third president to be assassinated.