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The Forgotten Influence Of President William McKinley

Not many remember much about our 25th President William McKinley. Most recall his presidency as being ‘medicore,’ but William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum education director Christopher Kenney says the late Commander-in-Chief help propel the United States onto the world stage.  We’ll take a tour of the facility in Canton, Ohio and hear about McKinley’s early life in Ohio to his assassination in Buffalo, NY.

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