# 829 - 25¢ McKinley: plate block

William McKinley was elected President in 1896, defeating William Jennings Bryan and ushering in the Progressive Era. McKinley ran a modern campaign by using advertising techniques to defeat his rivals. McKinley presided over an era of great change. After the USS Maine was sunk in Havana Harbor, the United States declared war of Spain. The Spanish-American War made the United States a world power with territories in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Hawaii. President McKinley was assassinated in 1901 by an anarchist. Scott 829 William McKinley