William McKindley, was the 25th president. He was a soldier, a lawyer, a congressman and a governor of Ohio before he becomes president. He was republican and elected two terms in the office. He was according to historian, a very popular president. He led the country into its modern position as a global economic and military power. He created jobs, businesses were doing great and international trades increased powerfully. He also won the Spanish- American war during his term.
Shortly and only a few months after his second term began in 1901, he was assassinated. After his second inauguration, he undertook a tour to out reach to American people when he was assassinated in Buffalo, New York while handshaking and greeting public by Leon Czolhosz, a mentally disturbed individual.
He was a Civil War hero, when he was only 18 year old. He volunteered by bravery delivering supplies and food to soldiers in horrifying battles and war zones. He soon earned the rank of second lieutenant on the battlefield and served as an officer on several other battles, including Opequan, Cedar Creek, and Fisher Hill.
After war was over, McKinley went to Ohio to study law and passed the bar exam in 1867 and opened his own law office.
William McKinley has brought prosperity back to the homeland. He applied and chosen tariffs to protect and improve American industry, also stimulate growth and investment to dominate the business sector.
Open Door Policy was introduced by McKinley to extend international trade and relations with China, opening up to a vast new market.
William McKinley was indeed very popular by public and most who known him. His assassination had left a depressing remark on his wife, Ida McKinley, the daughter of a fortune banker, educated and fashionable lady. They had two daughters who both died at the very young age. Ida never really recovered after the death of her husband and she died several years after him and buried in the McKinley Memorial Mausoleum in Canton along with her husband and their two daughter.
After Mckinley assassination, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt took the president office in September 14, 1901.