William McKinley (b. January 29, 1843–d. September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States. He served from 1897 until his death in 1901. During his term, we won the Spanish-American war, but a question aroused. What would we do with the new land? Theodore Roosevelt, his successor, would later decide for himself. McKinley was assassinated by a radical Czech immigrant on September 14, 1901, in Buffalo, New York, at the age of 58 years, 7 months, and 16 days.

McKinley became president at the end of the Panic of 1893, a recession plagued by increased silver supply. By 1896, when McKinley was elected, the panic had died down, but the effects still waned.

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