Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:
- William McKinley had 7 brothers and sisters.
- McKinley volunteered for the Union Army during the Civil War.
- During McKinley's term, Cuba was at war with Spain for independence. America helped and won. The Spanish-American War only lasted 100 days.
- At the end of the Spanish-American War, Cuba won it's independence and the United States obtained Puerto Rico, Guam and the Phillipines as territories.
- Six months into his 2nd term, McKinley was assassinated by gunshot by Leon Czolgosz (an anarchist) in Buffalo, NY on September 6, 1901. The president died September 14th from gangrene caused by the bullet wounds.