Facts in Five

McKinley Assassination Edition

  • Leon Czolgosz tried unsuccessfully to join Emma Goldman’s anarchist circle
  • McKinley attended the national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic before arriving in Buffalo for the Pan-American Exposition.
  • Czolgosz planned to shoot McKinley on September 5th, but could not get close during the Presidential speech.
  • Security officers repeatedly pummeled Czolgosz after the shooting- until McKinley ordered them to stop, “Go easy on him now boys…”
  • Gangrene in the digestive tract killed McKinley



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