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William McKinley 1896 campaign poster
Description: This is an 1896 presidential campaign poster for William McKinley which reads "The lockout is ended: he holds the key." McKinley was a successful state representative and governor of Ohio who gained the presidential nomination in 1896 and defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan. As president, he oversaw an American victory in the Spanish-American War and relative economic prosperity. Soon after he was re-elected to a second term, President McKinley was assassinated while touring in Buffalo, NY. He was the second Ohio president to be assassinated and the third to not finish his term. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OVS4827
Subjects: Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Political posters; Presidential campaigns; Assassinations
Places: Niles (Ohio); Trumbull County (Ohio)