American POTUS

POTUS 25: Beyond our Borders

August 09, 2021 Scott Brun, Alan Lowe, Robert Merry Season 2 Episode 31
American POTUS
POTUS 25: Beyond our Borders
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American POTUS
POTUS 25: Beyond our Borders
Aug 09, 2021 Season 2 Episode 31
Scott Brun, Alan Lowe, Robert Merry

The U.S. was booming when William McKinley  took office, and that opened the door to expansion, global expansion!  Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam – they all became part of the U.S. in one form or another, a move that turned us into a true global power.  He was easily reelected for a 2nd term, but it was cut tragically short by an assassin’s bullet after just 6 months.  McKinley may not be the most popular occupant of The White House, but maybe he should be, for what he did and what more he could have done!

Show Notes

The U.S. was booming when William McKinley  took office, and that opened the door to expansion, global expansion!  Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam – they all became part of the U.S. in one form or another, a move that turned us into a true global power.  He was easily reelected for a 2nd term, but it was cut tragically short by an assassin’s bullet after just 6 months.  McKinley may not be the most popular occupant of The White House, but maybe he should be, for what he did and what more he could have done!