William McKinley 25 th president Republican 1897-1901 “ Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles.”
Front Porch Campaign
“ Boy Orator from Nebraska”
Mark Hanna Full Dinner Pail!
“ We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny.”
Growing concerns in Cuba
The de Lome Letter-2/9/1898
“ Besides the ingrained and inevitable bluntness with which is repeated all that the press and public opinion in Spain have said, it once more shows what McKinley is, weak and a bidder for the admiration of the crowd besides being a would-be politician who tries to leave a door open behind himself while keeping on good terms with the jingoes of his party.”
"The Worst Insult to the United States in Its History."
U.S.S. Maine-Feb 15 th , 1898
to Hell with Spain!
“ You furnish the pictures, I’ll furnish the war”
April- war declared: Philippines
Commodore Dewey USS Olympia
It took 1 hour!!!
The “Splendid Little War”-John Hay
4 months-April to July
332 battle + 260 Maine
Do we have any other choice?
Treaty of Paris, 1898
Dec. 10, 1898, the Treaty of Paris Spain ceded the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico (Cuba was granted its independence); in return, the US paid Spain $20 million
Guam, Philippines, Puerto Rico
Filipino Insurrection 1899- 1902 (1913) Over 1 million Filipino’s dead, 4,000 Americans “ avoid any entangling alliance with the insurgents” "Should our power be withdrawn, the government would speedily lapse into anarchy, which would excuse, if it did not necessitate, the intervention of other powers and the eventual division of the islands among them. Only through American occupation, therefore, is the idea of a free, self-governing, and united commonwealth at all conceivable.
Teller and Platt Amendments
“ We must help our little brown brother”
Rudyard Kipling-White Man’s Burden Take up the White Man's burden Send forth the best ye breed Go, bind your sons to exile To serve your captives' need; To wait, in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild Your new-caught sullen peoples, Half devil and half child.
Is this what our country is founded on?
Agree or Disagree
We wrongly fought the Spanish American War for our own self interests and opportunities
Agree or Disagree
We fight in Iraq due to a sense of responsibility to help those in need
Similarities and differences between 1898 and 2000s?
Open Door policy-John Hay
Election of 1900-Rerun!
Died-November 21, 1899
3 rd time in 36 years!
Leon Czolgosz Electric Chair-October 1901
McKinley’s wife suffered epileptic seizures. He would place a handkerchief over her face so no one would watch.
Last president to serve in the Civil War
First president to have inauguration captured on film