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Front Porch from William McKinley's House
MclinleyHouseExterior

Origin

William McKinley

Type

Front Porch

Effects

Attracts large crowds of people

Downsides

Crowd will not leave the user

Activation

Standing on the porch and talking

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Constatine-77GH

Aisle

67206-3719

Shelf

431448-2779-824

Date of Collection

March 12, 1903

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OriginEdit

William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals.

During the Election of 1896, William Jennings Bryan had a large campaign, with many posters, signs, and buttons. William McKinley instead gave speeches from his front porch, and had the voters come to him. This unorthadox campaign style has been called "front porch champaining".

EffectEdit

This is the porch that McKinley gave speeches on during his election. When someone stands on the porch and speeks, crowds will begin to flock to the porch to hear the user. After the speech is over, the crowd will stay, often having to be forced away.

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