In What City Was President William Mckinley Assassinated
William McKinley's assassination took place on September 5, 1901 in Buffalo, New York. President McKinley was attending the Pan American Exposition along with his wife at the Temple of Music when Leon Czolgosz, who was a sympathizer of the anarchists, shot him two times.
However, the strange part is that McKinley did not die when was shot. Instead, it looked as though he would recover from the shooting. But suddenly 8 days after being shot, McKinley's condition worsened and he ultimately died on September 14, 1901 from infection and gangrene that had set in because of the shooting.
When McKinley died, he was succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt. McKinley was the third US president to be assassinated in office. The first was Abraham Lincoln, who was shot in 1865; the second James A Garfield in 1881; and the fourth president to be assassinated was John F. Kennedy in 1963. After McKinley was assassinated, Congress took up a resolution to make the Secret Service in charge of protecting all the US presidents.
Czolgosz, the son of a Polish immigrant, was an unemployed factory worker. He became an interest in the concept of anarchism a few years before he could shoot McKinley. In May 1901, he attended a speech given by Emma Goldman, an anarchist leader, after which he went to meet Goldman at her residence. When Czolgosz shot McKinley, she was arrested on the suspicion of being involved in the plot to kill McKinley. However, she was released later due to lack of evidence.
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