William McKinley’s inauguration was the first one ever filmed… McKinley had a distinguished career during the Civil War; in 1865, at the age of 22, he was breveted a major… McKinley’s political career relied heavily on the financing of Ohio businessman Marcus A. Hanna… McKinley wore a pink carnation in his lapel…McKinley’s aides did not want him to go to the Pan-American Expo, fearing for his security in such a large crowd. Despite extra security, he was shot while shaking hands in a receiving line. McKinley died eight days after the shooting from gangrene. His last words are said to have been, “It is God’s way. His will be done, not ours. We are all going…. Oh, dear.”
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