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FC: William McKinleY 1897-1901 By: Xiarra Thomas
1: William McKinley 25th president By: Xiarra Thomas
2: First economic recovery: -The tariff received first consideration, and even before his inauguration McKinley had worked with leaders of the House to secure legislation that would be acceptable. Second economic recovery: -Carrying out the Republican party pledge to secure an international agreement on bimetallism. | Social/Economic/Political Conditions
3: -Long guerrilla conflict over the U.S. resulting occupation of the Philippines -His domestic programs and achievements were overwhelmed by foreign policy -He supported creating new foreign markets for U.S. products
4: -McKinley attempted to prevent war and endeavored to persuade the Spanish government to adopt a conciliatory policy with the Cuban insurrectionists -He signed the Dingley Tariff Law, which raises custom duties by an average of 57 percent. | -Asks Congress for authority to use armed force in Cuba to end the Civil War. -Orders a blockade of Northern Cuban Ports. -Calls for the Filipino rebellion war to end without further bloodshed | Issues
5: -Calls for 125,000 volunteers to fight war with Spain. -Signs a joint congressional resolution providing for the annexation oh Hawaii. | -Signs the Gold Standard Act, which fixes the standard for all money issued or coined by the United States.
6: -The U.S. gained it's first overseas possessions, presenting the country with new problems of world power and territorial expansion. | Long-Term Effects
7: -U.S. emerged as a world peace | -Foreign markets, put America at risk to become entangled with the affairs of other nations.