Mass Comm 103: Prof. Craig: Presidents Into 20th Century 

Presidents Into 20th Century
Andrew Johnson Ulysses S. Grant Rutherford B. Hayes James A. Garfield
Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt

Notable Facts:

  • Cleveland only president elected to two noncontiguous terms
  • Election of 1888 was closest in American history at the time
  • Harrison was nephew of William Henry Harrison
  • Cleveland was beset by illegitimate child rumors
  • McKinley widely accused of being puppet of large corporations
  • McKinley was third president assassinated (after Lincoln, Garfield) 
  • Roosevelt was hero in Spanish-American War
  • Roosevelt selected for vice-presidential slot to counter McKinley's big-business image
  • Taking office upon McKinley's assassination, Roosevelt youngest to serve as president (age 42) 

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