This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of William McKinley & a summary of issues which led up to his election. All three presentations together number 46 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, 6 months into his 2nd term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals. Yellow journalism at the time urged McKinley to start a war with Spain, leading to an American global empire.
William McKinley is best known for being president when the United States acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. After his 2nd inauguration in March 1901, McKinley embarked on a tour of western states, where he was greeted by cheering crowds. The tour ended in Buffalo, NY, where he gave a speech on September 5 in front of 50,000 people at the Pan-American Exposition.
The following day, McKinley was standing in a receiving line at the exposition when a unemployed Detroit mill worker named Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the chest at point-blank range. Rushed to a Buffalo hospital, McKinley initially received a hopeful prognosis, but gangrene set in around his wounds and he died 8 days later.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #25 - William McKinley and contains 17 slides and covers the following:
Early Life & Marriage
Early Political Life
Election of 1896
Huge Election Victory
War with Spain
Treaty of Paris
"Open Door" Policy
End of Presentation
Everything seemed to be falling into place for the Populists. James Weaver made an impressive showing in 1892, and now Populist ideas were being discussed across the nation. The Panic of 1893 was the worst financial crisis to date in American history. As the soup lines grew larger, so did voters' anger at the present system.
When Jacob S. Coxey of Ohio marched his 200 supporters into the nation's capital to demand reforms in the spring of 1894, many thought a revolution was brewing. The climate seemed to ache for change. All that the Populists needed was a winning Presidential candidate in 1896. When Populist ideas began to spread, Democratic voters of the South and West gave enthusiastic endorsement.
At the Chicago Democratic Convention in 1896, Bryan delivered a speech that made his career. Demanding the free coinage of silver, Bryan shouted, "You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold!" Thousands of delegates roared their approval, and at the age of 36, the “Boy Orator” received the Democratic nomination. The "Cross of Gold speech has long been regarded as the greatest speech ever delivered at a political convention.
Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1896 - McKinley and contains 17 slides and covers the following:
The Great Commoner
The Populist Party
The Boy Orator
William Jennings Bryant (2)
William McKinley (2)
Understanding the Results (2)
“Cross of Gold” Speech
Preserving the Speech
End of Presentation
The election of 1900, Bryan campaigned as an anti-imperialist, denouncing the country’s involvement in the Philippines. Delivering over 6 hundred speeches in 24 states, he also persisted in his crusade for the free coinage of silver. McKinley did not actively campaign, relying on the revival of the economy that had occurred during his first term. The presentation covers the following:
In the election of 1904, Parker and his campaign attacked Roosevelt for his antitrust policies and for accepting contributions from big business. His having invited Booker T. Washington for a meal at the White House was also used against him.
Power point #3 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1900 & 1904 - McKinley-Roosevelt and contains 12 slides and covers the following:
ELECTION OF 1900
McKinley Wins Again
ELECTION OF 1904
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.