William McKinley Timeline

William McKinley Timeline. A lifetime of events for the 25th American President, both private and public. From his birth in Ohio to President William McKinley's untimely death by assassination.

1843 William McKinley was born on January 29th
1844 James Polk is elected President
1846 The Mexican War begins
1848 Zachary Taylor is elected President
1849 Inauguration of Zachary Taylor
1850 Millard Fillmore becomes President
1850 Compromise
President Taylor dies on July 9th
1853 Inauguration of Franklin Pierce
Gadsden Purchase
First Lady Abigail Fillmore dies
1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act
1856 James Buchanan is elected President
1857 Inauguration of James Buchanan
Dred Scott decision
1858 The Lincoln-Douglas Presidential debates
1859 John Brown's Raid at Harper Ferry
1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected President
McKinley enters Allegheny College
South Carolina seccedes the Union
1861 Inaguration of Abraham Lincoln
The Civil War begins
McKinley enlists in the Army
1862 Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Antietam
Fights at Antietam
1863 Emancipation Proclamation
Battle of Gettysburg
1865 Lee surrenders at Appomattox
President Lincoln is assassinated
Andrew Johnson becomes President
1866 McKinley enters Albany Law School
Graduates from Law School
Moves to Canton, Ohio
1868 President Andrew Johnson is Impeached
Ulysses S. Grant becomes President
Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constituion is ratified
1869 Elected County Prosecutor
Inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant
Franklin Pierce dies on October 8th
1870 Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified
1871 McKinley marries Ida Saxton
1872 President Grant is re-elected
1876 Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
Custers Last Stand
1877 Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes
1880 McKinley re-elected to Congress
James Garfield is elected President
1881 Inauguration of James Garfield
President Garfield is assassinated
Chester Arthur becomes President
1884 Grover Cleveland is elected President
1887 Hatch Act
1888 Benjamin Harrison is elected President
1889 McKinley becomes memeber of House Ways and Means
Inauguration of Benjamin Harrison
1890 McKinley tariff bill
1891 McKinley is elected Governor of Ohio
1893 Re-elected Governor
1896 William McKinley is elected President of the U.S.
1897 Inauguration of William McKinley
1898 Declares war with Spain
Sinking of the Maine
Spanish-American War
Annexation of Hawaii
Treaty of Paris
1899 The First Hague Act
1900 Mckinley is re-elected President
Currency Act
1901 Former President Harrison dies on March 13th
1901 President McKinley is shot on Septmber 6th
President McKinley dies by assassination on September 14th

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