25. William McKinley
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What was the most significant effect of the Spanish American War on the United States?
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William McKinley (1897-1901) has been viewed as a lackluster President by some historians for his lack of individuality. He was thought to have been controlled by his political colleagues and cronies and agreed to an unnecessary war with Spain. Despite the opposing views of McKinley and the Spanish American War, McKinley has been awarded more credit for the US rise to power in the twentieth century by modern scholars.