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William McKinley
(1843-1901) born on
Jan 29
US president (25th). He was a staunch Republican who rose to national prominence as president, 1897-1901, by championing tariff protectionism and opposing free silver.
We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is manifest destiny.

Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.
That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime -- to set an example -- and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.
The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
Our differences are politics, our agreements principles.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: remark to his presidential aide George Cortelyou, 1898 [See also John L. O'Sullivan below.]
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: Comment, 12/29/1899 to George Cortelyou
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: Speech, 1901

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