William McKinley Timeline

William McKinley Presidency Timeline
William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States who served in office from March 4, 1897 to September 14, 1901. What were the key events during his presidency? The William McKinley Presidency Timeline provides a fast, but detailed, overview of the important issues and key events with a brief explanation of each of the important events and the dates on which they occurred.

William McKinley Presidency Timeline
William McKinley Timeline covers the history, important accomplishments and key issues of his presidency from March 4, 1897 to September 14, 1901 that included:

The Spanish-American War and the 1898 Treaty of Paris
The Annexation of Hawaii
His assassination by Leon Czolgosz

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The following fact file format provides a fast overview of the William McKinley Presidency with a History Timeline of the important events and accomplishments of his presidency. William McKinley Presidency Timeline details the sequence of key historical events and accomplishments arranged in chronological order that had a significant impact on the history of the United States of America.

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William McKinley Timeline: Presidential Timeline of Important Events

1897 - His inauguration as 25th President of the United States

1897 - The Dingley Tariff Law, which raised custom duties by an average of 57%

1897 - Grant's tomb monument was dedicated on April 27, 1897

1897 - The Radio: Nikola Tesla invented the induction coil or Tesla coil, a device essential to sending and receiving radio waves and applied for his first patents in radio work in the United States.

1898 - The Spanish-American War: Spain declares war on the US on April 23, 1898. The  Spanish-American War was caused by US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. The war ended Spain's colonial empire in America

1898 - April: The Volunteer Army Act, authorizing the organization of the First Volunteer Cavalry, or Rough Riders, under the command of Lt. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt

1898 - October: The War Revenue Act generated $150 dollars from taxes on popular  'luxury' goods

1898 - The Battle of Sugar Point involving the US army and Chippewa Indians in Minnesota

1898 - Edwin Prescott patented the first roller coaster.

1898 - The Erdman Act prohibited discrimination against railroad workers because of union membership and provided for mediation of railway labor disputes

1898 - The Annexation of Hawaii was started by US planters staging an uprising to overthrow Queen. The Annexation of Hawaii was an Act of Congress to annex the Republic of Hawaii and create the Territory of Hawaii. It failed and Hawaii was annexed by means of joint resolution, called the Newlands Resolution

1898 - The 1898 Treaty of Paris: The US and Spain sign the treaty on December 10, 1898

1899 - The Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901) was a ferocious anti-foreigner movement against Christian missionaries and colonizers that took place in China between 1899 and 1901.

1899 - John Thurman patents the motor-driven vacuum cleaner

1900 - The Gold Standard Act established gold as the only standard for redeeming paper money. It stopped silver being exchanged for gold in the U.S. monetary system.

1900 - The Zeppelin airship was invented by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin

1900 - The Galveston hurricane:  The Galveston hurricane was the deadliest in United States history. The hurricane occured on September 8, 1900, in the city of Galveston, Texas

1900 - September: The President was shot twice and fatally wounded on September 6, 1901 at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. His wounds became gangrenous and he died on September 14, 1901, aged 58. He was murdered by Leon Czolgosz.

1901 - His presidency and term in office ended with his assassination. Leon Czolgosz was later put to death in the electric chair. The next US President was Theodore Roosevelt

William McKinley Timeline of important Events

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For detailed articles about the most important events during his presidency timeline refer to William McKinley Accomplishments and Events

William McKinley Presidency Timeline
The William McKinley Timeline detailed above provides interesting facts and important information about the 25th President of the United States.

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