|President William McKinley|
|Seen||The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold|
|Mentioned|| War on Terror|
The Local Option
President William McKinley was the President of the United States from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term.
William McKinley (1843 – 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, serving until his assassination. 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.
Historians regard McKinley's 1896 victory as a realigning election, in which the political stalemate of the post-Civil War era gave way to the Republican-dominated Fourth Party System, which began with the Progressive Era. McKinley defeated Bryan again in the 1900 presidential election, in a campaign focused on imperialism, protectionism, and free silver. However, his legacy was quickly cut short when a successful assassination was carried out on September 6, 1901 by Leon Czolgosz, a second-generation Polish-American with anarchist leanings, and he was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. As an innovator of American interventionism and pro-business sentiment, McKinley's presidency is generally considered above average, though his universally positive public perception was soon overshadowed by Roosevelt.
Appearances and Mentions
The president is first mentioned during War on Terror, when Terrence Meyers explains that the Canadian government is in talks with the Americans over a visit to Canada by President William McKinley. They believe that the Americans aren't convinced that Canadian standards over law and order don't exactly meet theirs, and they were worried about the possible terror attacks in Canada.
He appears physically for the first time in The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold. McKinley is meeting the common