The Spanish-American War and President McKinley / Edition 1by Lewis L. Gould
Pub. Date: 10/28/1982
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
The volume makes clear that McKinley's expansive view of presidential power had a
This succinct, readable paperback, an outgrowth of the author's highly-acclaimed volume The Presidency of William McKinley substantially supersedes other accounts of the coming of the war with Spain, and provides a new and refreshing perspective on McKinley's handling of the war.
The volume makes clear that McKinley's expansive view of presidential power had a significant effect on his role as commander-in-chief during the war years and on his efforts to make the White House a command post. According the Gould, McKinley laid the foundation of the modern presidency by his courageous and principled presidential leadership during the coming of the war, by the purposive way in which he conducted and oversaw the war itself, and by the manner in which he made peace with Spain, acquired the Philippines, and gained approval of the Treaty of Paris in the Senate.
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
1. President McKinley
2. "The War in Cuba Must Stop"
3. The President's War
4. "Duty Determines Destiny"
5. "The Period of Exclusiveness Is Past"
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The last president to expand the territory of the U.S. and the first modern president. He understood how to stick to a theme of the day and assertively get the press to get people behind him. He was better than Wilson at getting international treaties ratified. Even though he was in command, he knew how to get congress involved in his success. He understood the need for a canal through the middle of the American continent, and picked a Vice President (TR) who followed up on his plans, even though TR did it more as a blowhard with less people skills than WM. William McKinley made the U.S. a united hemisphere and world power in a more compassionate and respectful way than ruthless thugs like Spain.