William Mckinley was the 25th president of United States; he had served his country from March 4, 1897, until his assassination on September 14, 1901. He had served his country for one full term and was re-elected again in the year 1900. He was assassinated after leading the nation to victory in the Spanish-American War and raising protective tariffs to promote American industry.
William McKinley was the last president to have served in the American Civil War; when the Civil War broke out in the year 1861, He enlisted in the Union Army; he eventually earned the rank of brevet major of volunteers.
William McKinley had also served his country as U.S. Congress and as governor of Ohio before running for the presidency in 1896. As a long time champion of protective tariffs, William McKinley had also made a platform for promoting American prosperity and had also won a landslide victory over Democrat William Jennings Bryan to become the 25th president of the United States.
The United States of America has made his one dollar commemorative coin with his portrait on the obverse side of the coin.
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