William McKinley Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Who was the 25th President of the United States?
A: William McKinley.
During what period was William McKinley in office?
A: March 4, 1897 – September 14, 1901
Who was President McKinley’s Vice President?
A: Garret Hobart.(1897–1899), None (1899–1901), Theodore Roosevelt (1901)
Who preceded McKinley as president?
A: Grover Cleveland
Who was President McKinley succeeded by?
A: Theodore Roosevelt.
McKinley was the last president to have served in the what?
A: American Civil War, beginning as a private in the Union Army and ending as a brevet major.
On what date was William Mckinley assinated?
A: September 14, 1901.
William McKinley served from March 4, 1897, until his
assassination on September 14, 1901, how long into his second term?
A: Six months.
McKinley led the nation to victory in what war?
A: Spanish–American War.
He raised protective tariffs to promote American industry,
and maintained the nation on the what?
A: Gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals.
Where was William McKinley, Jr. born?
A: In Niles, Ohio
In what year was McKinley, Jr. born?
A: In 1843.
McKinley was the seventh child of whom?
A: William and Nancy Allison McKinley.
McKinley was a lifelong pious what?
In 1852, why did the family move from Niles to Poland?
A: So that their children could attend the better school there.
Graduating in 1859, where did he enrolled the following
A: At Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Who was McKinley's mentor during the Civil War and
A: Rutherford B. Hayes.
After the war, where did McKinley settle?
A: In Canton, Ohio, where he practiced law.
In 1876, McKinley was elected to Congress, where he became
the Republican Party’s expert on what?
A: The protective tariff, which he promised would bring prosperity.
McKinley was elected Ohio’s governor in what two years?
A: 1891 and 1893.
With help from his close adviser Mark Hanna, what did he
A: The Republican nomination for president in 1896.
He defeated what Democratic rival after a front-porch
campaign in which he promised that high tariffs would restore prosperity?
A: William Jennings Bryan.
McKinley promoted the what 1897 Tariff to protect
manufacturers and factory workers from foreign competition?
A: The Dingley Tariff.
In 1900, he secured the passage of what act?
A: The Gold Standard Act.
McKinley led the nation in the Spanish–American War of
1898, and the U.S. victory was what?
A: Quick and decisive.
In July 1861, McKinley and his cousin William McKinley
Osbourne enlisted as privates in the newly formed what?
A: Poland Guards.
The men left for Columbus where they were consolidated with
other small units to form what?
A: The 23rd Ohio Infantry.
Who did McKinley cast his first presidential ballot for?
A: The incumbent Republican, Abraham Lincoln.
Just before the war ended, McKinley received his final
A: Promotion, a brevet commission as major.
After the war ended McKinley decided on a career in what?
A: The law and began studying in the office of an attorney in Poland, Ohio.
When was McKinley admitted to the bar?
A: In March 1867.
McKinley married who on January 25, 1871, in the newly
built First Presbyterian Church of Canton?
A: Ida Saxton.
McKinley and Ida’s first child, Katherine, was born when?
A: On Christmas Day 1871.
In 1875, Katherine died of what?
A: Typhoid fever.
Ida McKinley developed epilepsy and thereafter disliked
her husband doing what?
A: Leaving her side.
He remained a devoted husband and did what the rest of his
A: Tended to his wife’s medical and emotional needs.