The American Experience: America 1900

Provides background information (articles and video) about the United States at the turn of the century. Also offers resources relating to anarchism and Emma Goldman. Produced by PBS and WGBH. [nonprofit resource]


 The American Presidency Project

Contains the full text of over 250 government documents relating to the McKinley administration. Produced by The American Presidency Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. [academic resource]


 American Presidents: Life Portraits

Contains basic introductory information about McKinley and Roosevelt and their respective administrations. Includes bibliographies, video, external links, and teaching guides. Produced by C-SPAN. [corporate resource]


 The Assassination of William McKinley and the Development of Presidential Security mckinleyassassination

A blog entry with documented sources examining McKinley’s unintended contribution to formalized presidential protection. Includes images. Features a document detailing the proposed President’s Day at the Pan-American Exposition. Produced by Karen Robertson, Assistant Manuscript Curator, Ohio History Connection. [nonprofit resource]




 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Offers highlights of McKinleys political career, an annotated list of related research collections, and a 42-item “Extended Bibliography.” Produced by the United States Congress. [government resource]




 Collected State of the Union Addresses of U.S. Presidents

Includes the full text of each of McKinleys four State of the Union addresses as well as Theodore Roosevelts first, which makes much mention of his predecessors assassination. Produced by Sandbox Networks. [corporate resource]




 The Despotism of the Popular: Anarchy and Leon Czolgosz at the Turn of the Century

A 4,500-word article by Chris Vials from Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (Fall 2004, v3n2) concerning anarchism and McKinleys assassin. Produced by, a product of Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture. [nonprofit resource]


 Doing the Pan

A definitive website about the Pan-American Exposition, featuring a delightful abundance of textual resources and images. Produced by Susan J. Eck. [nonprofit resource]




 Electoral College Results

Denotes state-by-state electoral vote results for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the 1896 and 1900 elections. Produced by the Office of the Federal Register, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. [government resource]






 The Governors of Ohio, 1803-1971

Features a 1,200-word biographical essay on McKinley. From The Governors of Ohio (2nd ed., 1969), and provided by Ohio Historical Society. [nonprofit resource]




 His Last Speech

The full text of McKinley’s last speech, as given at the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo, New York, the day before he was shot. From The World’s Famous Orations (v10, 1906), edited by William Jennings Bryan, and provided by, Inc. [corporate resource]




 Ida Saxton McKinley

A short biographical article about McKinley’s wife. Produced by Women in History. [nonprofit resource]


 Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States

Contains the full text of McKinley’s two inaugural addresses. Produced by [corporate resource]


 Info Minute: The Assassination of William McKinley

An original comedic one-minute video distilling the basics of the McKinley assassination. Dated 22 November 2007. Produced by heymikehenry. [nonprofit resource]







 Knowing the Presidents: William McKinley

Presents a bit of background information about McKinley as well as multiple images with related information. Produced by the Smithsonian. [government resource]




 Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901

Presents twenty-eight Edison Manufacturing Company films, some of which depict McKinley’s second inauguration, his activities at the Pan-American Exposition, and scenes from his funeral. Produced by the Library of Congress. [government resource]


 Life Portrait of William McKinley

A lengthy 1999 video (2 hr. 36 min.) in which historians, scholars, and educators discuss the life, political career, and assassination of William McKinley. Examines correspondence and artifacts housed at the McKinley Museum and at the McKinley National Memorial. Links to other related videos appear on this same page. Produced by C-SPAN. [corporate resource]




 McKinley Memorial Library

A collective website providing access to and information about the McKinley Memorial Library, the McKinley Museum, and National McKinley Birthplace Memorial of Niles, Ohio. Provides biographical and genealogical information, numerous images, and the “McKinley Web Finder” annotated list of web-based resources. Produced by the McKinley Memorial Library. [government resource]


 Monument to William McKinley

Features a photograph of the Civil War Antietam battlefield’s William McKinley Monument, reproduces the monument text, and includes background information. Produced by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. [government resource]




 National First Ladies’ Library

Features a biographical article, bibliography, and selection of lesson plans relating to Ida Saxton McKinley, the president’s wife. Includes information about the Saxton-McKinley House, the couple’s home from 1878 to 1891, as well as an “online tour.” Produced by the National First Ladies’ Library. [nonprofit resource]


 National McKinley Birthplace Memorial

Provides information about the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial. Located in Niles, Ohio, the Memorial includes exterior sculpture as well as a museum and sits alongside the McKinley Memorial Library. Produced by the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Association. [nonprofit resource]




 Ohio History Central

Features a 1,000-word article on McKinley’s life and political career. Produced by the Ohio History Connection. [nonprofit resource]


 Ohio Memory

The “Browse Subjects” feature leads to links for William McKinley (hint: look under his last name) yielding over 150 descriptive records with photographs of people and events as well as images of publications, correspondence, sheet music, clothing, furniture, campaign paraphernalia, and miscellaneous artifacts. Produced by the Ohio Historical Society and the State Library of Ohio. [nonprofit and government resource]




 Pan-American Exposition of 1901

As part of the larger exploration of the Pan-American Exposition, this resource includes commentary and numerous images relating to McKinley’s visit to the exposition, the assassination, anarchism, and the assassin’s trial. Produced by the University at Buffalo Libraries. [academic resource]


 Papers of William McKinley

Presents a video of a 1999 talk by Library of Congress Specialist John Sellers on the personal and public papers of President McKinley. Produced by C-SPAN. [corporate resource]


 Personal Notes on the Shooting of President McKinley

Features both the images and transcribed text of an eight-page manuscript by De Benneville Randolph Keim describing the assassination. Produced by the Shapell Manuscript Foundation. [nonprofit resource]



A single page on McKinley containing biographical information, statistics, names of cabinet members, and links to external sites. A link to the Roosevelt page appears at the bottom. Produced by, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. [corporate resource]


 President William McKinley: Assassinated by an Anarchist

An article on the assassination by Wyatt Kingseed from American History magazine (Oct. 2001). Produced by, a product of Historynet LLC.[corporate resource]


 The Presidential Elections, 1860-1912

Features a generous sampling of political cartoons from Harper’s Weekly, Judge, and Puck relating to the 1896 and 1900 presidential elections (29 and 55 images, respectively). Each cartoon is accompanied by an explanatory note. Other components include campaign overviews, biographical sketches of presidential and vice-presidential candidates, and reviews of major events. Produced by HarpWeek, LLC. [corporate resource]



Features a 500-word article on McKinley, with links to a biography of his wife. See also information about Theodore Roosevelt. Produced by the White House. [government resource]


 The Presidents of the United States

Offers a 1,000-word biographical article on McKinley. Includes six images, one of which links to a separate descriptive entry for the McKinley Tomb at Canton, Ohio. See also information about Theodore Roosevelt. Produced by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. [government resource]













 Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Roosevelt’s inauguration as president, only hours after McKinley’s death, took place at the Ansley Wilcox residence, now an historical landmark in Buffalo, New York. This website provides information about the residence and its history, the Pan-American Exposition, McKinley’s assassination, and Roosevelt’s inauguration. Includes numerous images and descriptive aids (for adults and children) as well as information pertaining to visitor access/use of the building and its on-site resources. Produced by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. [government resource]




 U.S. Presidents

Contains factual and biographical information about McKinley and Roosevelt, their cabinets, and wives. Also includes images, timelines of key events, and academic commentary. Produced by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. [academic resource]







 William McKinley

Includes a brief introductory essay, photographs, and video, plus links to related content (e.g., Ida McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt). Produced by, a product of A&E Television Networks. [corporate resource]


 William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Provides basic information about facilities, services, offerings of this Canton, Ohio, institution. Notably, the Ramsayer Research Library boasts a 25,000-piece collection that includes the presidential papers, manuscripts, photographs, books, correspondence, and audio/visual recordings of the history of William McKinley. [nonprofit resource]











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