Presidential Administrations, William McKinley: Topics in Chronicling America
As the 25th U.S. President, William McKinley saw war, economic growth and assassination. This guide provides access to material related to the "McKinley's Presidential Administration" in the Chronicling America digital collection of historic newspapers.
Chronicling America is a searchable digital collection of historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Included in the website is the Directory of US Newspapers in American Libraries, a searchable index to newspapers published in the United States since 1690, which helps researchers identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them.
After his inauguration on March 4, 1897, President William McKinley began his presidency by signing into law the highest tariff ever enacted. Throughout his administration, the United States would engage in imperialistic annexations of Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. McKinley was just beginning his second term when a bullet cut his presidency short in an assassination by an anarchist. Read more about it!
The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.
The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.